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Historic Hancock County bridge finds new home at Henderson County’s Sandy Lee Watkins Park

Removal of the historic bridge (Photo from Building Kentucky) By Nicole Ares Building Kentucky A bridge that once linked Daviess and Hancock counties has been relocated to a new home at Sandy Lee Watkins Park in Henderson County. The historic bridge, which formerly carried Toler Bridge Road over Blackford Creek, was showing its age and deteriorating. Though it could no longer be used to carry vehicular...

Want to buy a bridge? Must move. State wants to sell historic Blackford Creek Bridge; has ‘character’

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today MADISONVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking a new home for a historic bridge.

 The Blackford Creek Bridge on Toler Bridge Road at the Hancock-Daviess County line is scheduled for replacement next year and transportation engineers are looking for a good home for the old bridge, which closed to traffic in October 2018.

 The bridge...