New Timber Bridge being constructed on Jennings Street
BARDWELL - a bridge that is used each day by several residents was washed out after flooding came during a summer storm.
After being inspected by Kentucky State Bridge Inspectors the bridge was closed and blocked off from all traffic.
A Carlisle County School bus used the bridge each school day after picking up students on Jennings and Mill Streets. But after the bridge was closed and before the school year began the city of Bardwell provided a temporary and safe place for the bus to turn around.
The city of Bardwell applied for a grant to get the bridge replaced. A decision had to be made on what type of bridge to use but after gathering information and much discussion a timber bridge was chosen by the City Council.
Residents who live in the area have a couple of other ways to cross the tracks but it is somewhat inconvenient using the other routes. Local resident Sylvia Williams who crossed the bridge every day said, “We are really glad that work on the bridge has began and we are looking forward to the new bridge.”
Mayor Philip King said, “The bridge may be completed and ready to go in a couple months.”