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KYTC completes Mayfield-Metropolis Bridge

A 69-year-old bridge in Western McCracken County was recently replaced and is now reopened to traffic. This bridge carries Mayfield-Metropolis Road over Branch of Massac Creek, located between Buchannon Road and Old Hinkleville Road.

The project was part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Bridging Kentucky program. Updates to the beams, deck, and railing of the structure — originally built in 1951 — will provide this bridge with the latest safety upgrades and an additional 30 years of life.

This bridge is the third Bridging Kentucky project completed in McCracken County through the Bridging Kentucky Program, a statewide initiative to improve the safety and soundness of critical structures. The previous McCracken County projects include:

  • KY 1954 bridge over Bottom Ditch
  • New Liberty Church Road over Newtons Creek.