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Save the Historic Perry County Bridge

The Federal Highway Administration and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), are seeking a city, county or state government, SHPO-approved historic preservation organization, or SHPO-approved individual entity interested in relocating the Kenmont Road bridge spanning the North Fork of the Kentucky River to a new site in Kentucky for preservation and reuse. The two-span, pony truss may be separated into two, single-span bridges.

FHWA and KYTC will pay all expenses associated with match marking, disassembly, transportation to the new site, and off-loading of the bridge in the amount of which shall not exceed the estimated cost for demolition.

The recipient agency, organization or individual will be responsible for all costs associated with site preparation and re-assembly of the bridge. The recipient will also be responsible for any structural work required for the proposed use (e.g. new deck or replacement of members), liability and long-term maintenance, and any required permits. Any additional costs that the project might bear will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

• The recipient must keep intact the historic fabric of the bridge, making no alterations or modifications to it without the written consent of the SHPO.

• The bridge muse be utilized for purposes consistent with its historic character and obtain SHPO approval prior to any alteration, modification or construction.


Before submitting a Letter of Interest and Proposal, interested parties should contact the KYTC, Jackson District 10 Office in order to obtain a bridge “Marketing Brochure” and bridge condition information. Bridge records and inspection reports are available and can be examined by request.

Letters of Interest and Proposals for this bridge will be accepted until Monday, March 1, 2021. If no recipient or recipients (if the two-span bridge is separated into two, single-span bridges) are located or selected, the bridge will be documented via state level 1 documentation specifications and demolished as part of the replacement project. For more information, or to submit a written proposal, you may contact the following listed officer:

Brandon Baker
District 10 Environmental Coordinator
Office: 606.666.8841
Direct Line: 606.693.5444