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Apr 28, 2013 7:19 PM

Ky. Looking For New Site For Historic Bridge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials are looking to replace a nearly century old bridge in Mercer County, but they don't want to just tear it down.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking that any state or local organizations, historical preservation organizations or other groups apply to have the Deep Creek Road bridge off of Kentucky Highway 152 moved to a new site.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports (http://bit.ly/10LsFwt ) that the bridge was built by the Empire Bridge Company in 1915 and is eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge is about 244 feet long and 11 ½ feet wide.

The Federal Highway Administration and the Transportation Cabinet are cooperating with the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office to find the bridge a new home.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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