Kennedy Mill Bridge between Mercer, Garrard permanently closed

Published 7:03 pm Friday, March 30, 2018


News release

BURGIN — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 7 Department of Highways office advises motorists that a permanent closure is in effect for the existing Kennedy Mill Bridge connecting Mercer County and Garrard County. This closure is necessary due to failures in the bridge deck and deterioration of the bridge truss. The bridge is closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.   

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The Kennedy Mill Bridge is located on Kennedy Bridge Road/Ky. 151 over Herrington Lake. The bridge is closed at mile point 18.849 at the county line linking Mercer and Garrard counties.  

A replacement bridge is currently being built adjacent to the existing structure by prime contractor, Walsh Construction. The anticipated completion date for the new bridge project is November 2019.

While the bridge is closed, motorists should plan to utilize U.S. 27 and Ky. 34 to Ky. 33.