County wants ‘long-term fix’ for Delmont Church Road bridge
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jun 06, 2012 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The county is looking at ways of fixing or replacing a bridge on Delmont Church Road that has been closed since November.

“The bridge has had issues from the beginning,” Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries said last week. “I think all of us are interested in a long-term fix … we want to do this as expeditiously as possible.”

At a meeting of the county’s Transportation Committee Thursday morning, engineer Frank Williams said there isn’t anything structurally wrong with the bridge’s design, and he laid out a couple of options for fixing it.

No action was taken at Monday evening’s Trigg County Fiscal Court meeting, but Humphries stressed that action is long overdue and that they want a permanent fix as soon as possible.

The options given centered raising the bridge up and one of the two options also entailed the creek, which has an “S” curve in the area of the bridge. Magistrate Larry Lawrence had reservations about altering the creek’s path.

Magistrate Donnie Tyler said that while he isn’t an engineer, it was his opinion that the bridge “was not built for that creek.”

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