The bridge on Bennington Pike approximately one mile west of Mount Sterling will be replaced after years of service to county residents. The road will be closed for 25-30 days while the work is done.
The under side of the decking of the bridge on Bennington Pike is decaying, with large holes in the I-beams that support the decking and holes in the sides of the deck itself. The bridge will be taken out by the Switzerland County Highway Department, and the road will be rerouted to eliminate the hairpin turn.
The Switzerland County Highway Department has announced that Bennington Pike will be completely closed to through traffic beginning today (Thursday). Highway superintendent Edd Cook said that the road will be closed for 25-30 days, and that McAlister Excavating from Patriot will be doing the work. Once finished, Bennington Pike will be rerouted straight up the hill, eliminating one of the hairpin turns and the old, decaying bridge.