New Spottsville Bridge for US 60 to be completed by summer 2022

HENDERSON, Ky. — There was a time when the old Spottsville Bridge was useful, probably. Back in the days of smaller vehicles and less-bulky farm equipment, the bridge was a useful way for US 60 to span the Green River.

Those days are long gone.

The Spottsville Bridge, officially the Richard W. Owen Memorial Bridge, is over nine decades old and listed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.”

Farmers are tired of driving hours to find a route big enough for their machines. And drivers have had their share of side-swipe incidents on the tiny bridge.

Relief will come soon. After two years of construction, the new US 60 bridge across the Green River at Spottsville is nearing completion.

The old, notoriously narrow structure is 20 feet wide with two nine-foot lanes and has been replaced by one more than double its size, with two 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders.

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