Bridge beam deterioration cited for closure

PADUCAH, Ky. (March 7, 2024)  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has closed a section of KY 295 at the Lyon-Crittenden County Line between Eddyville and Dycusburg today to ensure public safety after engineering inspections identified structural issues on a bridge. The section will be closed to traffic until further notice while engineers determine if the bridge can be repaired or replaced.  

KY 295 is closed at Lyon County mile point 9.419 after a contract inspection team found deterioration of structural beams at the Livingston Creek Bridge. This is along KY 293 at Crittenden County mile point 0.0 between Joe Peek Road in Lyon County and Millie Peek Road in Crittenden County. Motorists should avoid the area, use an alternate route and plan more travel time for commutes. Signage and barricades will be posted miles ahead of the bridge to restrict travel.

Approximately 675 vehicles a day travel this section of KY 295 on average.

All Kentucky bridges get a detailed inspection every two years, with long-span river and lake bridges getting an extra walk-through inspection annually.  KYTC certified inspectors are responsible for inspecting bridges on all public roads in the Commonwealth.