Vanceburg, KY, October 25, 2011 - The Kentucky Department of Parks was awarded more than $740,000 for the restoration of the 114-foot single span bridge built in 1873. The bridge is one of only 12 remaining covered bridges in Kentucky. Also known as the Rectorville Bridge or Mackey-Hughes Bridge, it was closed to foot and vehicular traffic in 1983, according to previous information. Total cost for restoration has been estimated to be around $1 million.
There will be a public hearing about the bridge Nov. 15, at 5 p.m., in Tollesboro, exact location to be announced.
For the story, go to: http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_0ef46f68-ff4d-11e0-94f2-001cc4c002e0.html.
For further reading, go to: http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_0ef46f68-ff4d-11e0-94f2-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1bwI48dWL.
[Thank you Brian McKee - Ed.]