Six Kentucky bridges completed through design-build program

Since the design-build team began, six bridges in eastern Kentucky have been designed, constructed, completed, and opened fully to traffic, while many more are either in the process of being built, or are designed and awaiting construction.

The CR-1207 bridge over Middle Kentucky River in Leslie County was completed in June.

The six completed bridges are located in Bell, Clay, Knott and Letcher counties, with two in Leslie Co. More bridges included in the design-build program are currently being constructed across 21 counties in eastern and southeastern Kentucky.

The design-build project—part of the larger Bridging Kentucky program—is a statewide initiative that represents an unprecedented commitment by the Commonwealth to improve the safety and soundness of bridges across Kentucky. Using an innovative design-build approach to bring additional value to this bridge program, the design-build project aims to advance construction of more than 100 bridges located in the region under one contract.

— Chelsea Spring

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