Archived Story

Bid opening for bridge work set for next Friday

Published 2:21pm Friday, June 7, 2013

Advertising for bids by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to repair the damaged Ben Williamson Bridge started Friday, according to Allen Blair, public information officer for the cabinet.

Bid opening is scheduled for June 14.

“Hopefully we will have the project completed by July 31. That is the goal,” Blair said.

The bridge that is a main artery taking traffic from Coal Grove to Ashland, Ky., was shut down May 20 because of a damaged I-beam in the above-road structure on the Ohio side of bridge entrance.

About a week later one lane of the three-lane companion bridge that carries traffic from Ashland to Ohio was changed to take cars into Kentucky so ease mounting congestion. However delays remain for motorists.

Editor's Picks

Fundraiser set for Coal Grove teen

COAL GROVE — A community-wide effort to win Devyn Pritchard a wheelchair accessible van from a National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association contest fell short earlier ... Read more

Special needs camp teaches bike-riding

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The father didn’t want anyone to see, so he tried to casually brush them away. But the tears that welled in his ... Read more

Antique equipment shows off history

Ohio lies in a unique position within the United States, with part of the state situated in the Mid-West and the southeastern portion of the ... Read more

Unexpected heroes

Passersby help people trapped in burning house   Heroes don’t always wear capes, uniforms or badges. They aren’t always scanning the skies, or roaming alleyways ... Read more