Morehead Bridge Plans Collapse

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

A bridge has landed one Kentucky city in hot water with the state Department of Transportation.
Morehead officials admit they built the bridge on state owned land without the commonwealth's permission. State officials also say that the bridge is structurally unsafe.
But Morehead Mayor David Perkins claims the bridge issues are all due to a mix-up, but the mistake could cost taxpayers a lot of money. He says the organization that did the leg work for the bridge claims it was in contact with state officials every step of the way. He feels any permits, or structural requirements not met were purely due to a mix-up.
The mayor says in order to bring the bridge up to standard, the city of Morehead will likely shell out the money, if and when state officials allow it.

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  • by Brandon Location: Morehead on Sep 3, 2008 at 01:20 AM
    I honestly think the bridge was a complete waste of tax payers money in the first place. Now they want to "do whatever it takes" to open it?? That just dosent' make much sense to me. But seeing as it is already built, I feel like the state could donate this small piece of land to keep us from wasting even more of our taxes. Maybe then we could use the money for the little things like education.
  • by Teddy on Sep 2, 2008 at 07:33 PM
    just some good ole hillbilly inginuity.....
  • by Gary Location: E-Town on Sep 2, 2008 at 04:03 PM
    Must be a Republican county. They could name it after the Gov or the Transportation Secretary, the it would be ok


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