Historic Scott County bridge to be repaired

By Ryne Turke on January 16, 2016 at 10:56am

A Scott County bridge with historic significance is set to be replaced in the near future.

Morgan/Scott County Highway engineer Matt Coultas says the bridge, located on Roodhouse Springs Road between Glasgow and Alsey, was seriously damaged during the flooding that occurred last summer. Coultas says there are multiple stress fractures in the foundation and the bridge has been deemed unusable.

Coultas says the bridge was given a historic label because it was built in the early 1900s and is a strong representation of the construction of the time.

According to Coultas, the bridge is mostly used by farmers as a rural passage way.

A pre-bid meeting is taking place this Friday. The bridge construction is projected to be completed by March 31st.