$29 Million bid awarded for Kennedy Mill Bridge replacement

The state has awarded the bid to replace the aging Kennedy Mill Bridge to Walsh Construction Company.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded the contract to the Chicago-based contractor, whose $29,624,443 bid was $300,000 cheaper than the next lowest bid.

The original funding package for the replacement project was $20.28 million.

The contract includes making repairs necessary to keep the current bridge—which is nearly 100 years old—open for traffic until the replacement span is finished on contract’s completion date, November 29, 2019.

KYTC Public Information Officer Natasha F. Lacy said department engineers will evaluate the existing bridge, which carries Ky-152 over Herrington Lake, and determine the necessary repairs. Lacy said KYTC could not estimate how long the old bridge might need to be closed for repairs.

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

The current plan for the Kennedy Mill Bridge is for the replacement to run parallel to the original span.

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