How Safe Are Bridges In The Bluegrass?

Thousands of drivers cross over one of the most traveled bridges here in Kentucky everyday. Clay's Ferry bridge connects Fayette and Madison counties.

The bridge sits about 200 feet in the air. When you drive over the bridge it appears it is one large structure. But the view from underneath shows there are three different structures . All are supported by three concert pillars.

We checked with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and The Clay's Ferry bridge along with every bridge in the State have set schedules for routine maintenance.

David Thacker with the Kentucky Transportation Department says Kentucky bridges are inspected every two years.

Do you feel safe on Kentucky's bridges?


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  • by Angela Location: Madison County on Aug 4, 2007 at 12:04 PM
    A bridge inspected is not the same as safe one. Can you tell us if the inspections identified any safety problems with the Clay's Ferry bridge and if these problems were corrected?
  • by Wanda R. Location: Estill County on Aug 2, 2007 at 07:19 PM
    Your article does not tell me if the bridge is safe. Can you clarify? Just saying the bridge is inspected every 2 years doesn't really mean much when the bridge in Minnesota was inspected in the last couple of years
  • by TJ Location: Corbin on Aug 2, 2007 at 02:20 PM
    It's good to know the main bridges are inspected ever two years, But what about the bridges on the back roads. They don't have the traffic as the main roads but they are inportant too.
  • by sam on Aug 2, 2007 at 09:58 AM
    There is no way the bridge over the middle fork of the Kentucky River on the Hal Rodgers Parkway is safe. All one has to do is look at the road deck.

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