Kentucky to decide fate of single-lane bridge

MIDWAY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials are weighing whether to rehabilitate or replace the single-lane Weisenberger Mill Bridge between Scott and Woodford counties over South Elkhorn Creek.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has set a public meeting Jan. 24 to solicit comments about the future of the span.

Department of Highways district project manager Anaias Calvin told the Lexington Herald-Leader one option is replacing the span with a two-lane bridge.

The bridge carries vehicles past its namesake, the mill that operates on twin turbines powered by the creek. Early on, Weisenberger Mill produced soft wheat flour and white cornmeal.

Now it offers more than 70 products, from corn muffins to pizza crust mix. The same family has operated the mill since 1865.

In 2011, about 1,155 vehicles crossed the bridge each day.

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