Harrods Creek Bridge Construction Resumes

by Gabe Bullard on July 23, 2009

Construction on the Harrods Creek Bridge will resume Friday morning.

The one-lane span in eastern Jefferson County has been closed to automobile traffic since last year, when a state engineer declared it unsafe. The city then planned on rebuilding and widening the bridge.

Calling the work unnecessary, the conservation group River Fields filed two lawsuits to stop work on the historic span.

Construction on the bridge began late last month and was stopped earlier this month by a federal judge’s ruling. Another federal judge has now ruled in favor of the city and the two million dollar project will continue, with a completion date scheduled for late this year.

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