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Kentucky River bridge construction, 1992

Posted on May 11, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Doug Felton with Kay & Kay Contracting helped guide a steel beam to be used to support a pier on a new bridge being built across the Kentucky River at Boonesboro on May 11, 1992. The Ky. 627 bridge connects Clark and Madison counties and replaced the old bridge, visible in the background. In 2002, the bridge was renamed the Ewart W. Johnson Bridge. Johnson was the Kentucky State Parks commissioner from 1971 to 1975, and he was instrumental in the construction of Ky. 627 from Winchester to Boonesboro. The old road had been the scene of a rash of fatalities, and Johnson advocated for a safer route. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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