September 2, 2014

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New bridge over the Main Licking opens

The photo above shows a view of the new bridge from the banks of the Main Licking River. In the background one can still see the old Blue Bridge as its stands today. Photo by Jackie Vaughn.

Those officials pictured above in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new bridge over the Main Licking River in Falmouth on Friday, November 16, 2012 are, from left: Pendleton County magistrates David Fields, Bob Fogle, Alan Whaley, Gary Veirs, Judge-Executive Henry Bertram, State Senator Katie Stine, Chester Bishop, local historian, Rep. Tom McKee, Ky. District Six Chief Engineer Rob Hans, Falmouth Mayor Mark Hart, Falmouth councilmen, Gary Askin, Stan Love, Ernie Ritchie, and Darryl Ammerman. Photo by Debbie Dennie.

Progress creates what will become history with the passing of time as it does with the opening of the fourth bridge to be built over the Main Licking River at Falmouth. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the dedication of the latest bridge on Friday, November 16. The beautiful sunny day brought out a large gathering of Pendleton County citizens, elected officials and state employees.

Rob Hans, Kentucky Transportation Department District 6 chief engineer, opened the ceremony with a welcome to all present and  recognition of the representatives from the governor's office, Mike Hancock and Robert Moore, Craig Moore, the section supervisor for the bridge project and Nathan Fields,  lead inspector, and Len Miller with Hall Contracting.