State offers historic Lexington-area bridge for relocation

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - State officials are looking for a new home for a historic Lexington-area bridge that is being replaced.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet issued a news release Saturday that the Weisenberger Mill Bridge could be donated to a city, county or state government, historic preservation organization or "anyone else" approved by the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office for preservation and reuse at a new site in Kentucky.

The bridge, which dates to 1935, spans Elkhorn Creek on Weisenberger Mill Road in Scott and Woodford counties.

If it is relocated to an appropriate setting, officials say it may still be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

The bridge recipient must agree to reconstruct it within a year of receiving it, maintain it for 20 years and allow the public to visit.


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