Demolition Making Way For New Bridge In Downtown Hazard

A historic Hazard building has been torn down to make way for a new downtown bridge.

The old Central Service Station first opened in 1932 and the building most recently housed a liquor store. Mayor Bill Gorman says it's part of a ten million dollar renaissance project that will result in a wider bridge and a new look for Downtown Hazard.

"We'll be clearing out certain areas and new parking and new street lights and new sidewalks and all that kind," Gorman said.

Gorman says two more buildings will be torn down before a groundbreaking for the new bridge sometime this spring or summer.