12th Street Steel: Repairing the Ashland Bridge

In May, damage to the Ben Williamson (12th Street) Bridge in Ashland, Ky., forced the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to close the structure. This is the story of what happened, and how highway staff and contractors worked to reconnect the Ohio River communities the bridge serves.

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  1. Ashland, Coal Grove, Ironton ... Your bridge is back. #AshlandBridges
  2. Finishing touches. Painting #AshlandBridges replacement steel. On track for afternoon opening.
  3. Transportation Cabinet engineer Jeremy Brickey inspects the lower bolts of the new #AshlandBridges beam.
  4. Support beam is being removed, contractors will
  5. Significant progress on repairs since our last ...
  6. Cutting rivets off the old #AshlandBridges beam to make way for the new. Goal: Reopen the 12th Street by Monday.