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[KY 1120]Kentucky 1120 consists of part of Twelth Street in Covington and part of Eleventh Street in Newport. It once connected the two cities via the now demolished Shortway Bridge over the Licking River. The route now uses the the new Licking River Girl Scout Bridge to connect the cities.

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[KY 1120]
Lingering Reminders of Newport Bridge Work Deter Business
Posted: 31-Oct-2004 11:12PM CST

Despite the reopening of the 10th Street bridge in Newport, local business owners say lingering construction equipment and detour signs are hurting their businesses: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge work hurts shops (Oct. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
Reopening of Newport’s 10th Street Bridge Brings Traffic Back
Posted: 19-Oct-2004 11:59PM CDT

The reopening of the 10th Street bridge in Newport has caused traffic to return to streets that had been quiet since the bridge closed fro repairs in the spring: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge opens way for accelerated traffic: Residents (Oct. 19, 2004) [Outside Link], (Covington) Kentucky Post: Newport bridge opens after repairs (Oct. 19, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
Covington 12th Street Redevelopment Plan Unveiled
Posted: 19-Oct-2004 11:58PM CDT

Consultants under the hire of the Covington City Commission have developed a blueprint for the redevelopment of 12th Street. The redevelopment is designed to compliment the planned widening of 12th Street from I-75 to Scott Boulevard. Construction on the widening project is expected to begin in 2007.

More information: (Covington) Kentucky Post: 12th Street to get new life (Oct. 17, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
Covington 12th Street Widening Public Meeting to be Held
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:16AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss plans to widen 12th Street in Covington. The project to widen the two lane road into a four lane highway will require the razing of fifty homes and businesses along the highway. Construction is expected to begin in 2007 and would last for two years.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Street project frays nerves; Twelfth Street Tired if Delays (July 11, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Public can weigh in on 12th Street project (July 7, 2004) [Outside Link]

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News Notes
Posted: 18-May-2004 3:38AM CDT

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky leaders continue to lobby for the replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge: Kentucky Post: Bridge replacement touted as national priority (April 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Plea made for new I-75 bridge (April 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge plan calls for $15M (April 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Voinovich wants $15M for bridge (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

No state budget was passed, so there is no state road plan: Franklin Favorite: Area legislators predict state will have a budget (April 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: No budget means no road plan (April 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Jim Reis recognizes the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for its work in securing money to replace the Shortway Bridge: Kentucky Post: A century of boosting business (April 26, 2004) [Outside Link]

Meetings on I-71 widening in Jefferson County bring a variety of opinions: Courier-Journal: Meetings on I-71 plans draw strong opinions (April 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Governor has signed a bill to expand the authority of the Buffalo Trace covered bridge authority: Maysville Ledger Independent: Denham sponsored bills signed by governor (April 28, 2004) [Outside Link] Public meetings must now be held before the state does any work to the area’s covered bridges.

A project to widen US 231 in Indiana from the Natcher Bridge to I-64 has begun: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Project to 4-lane U.S. 231 begins (April 29, 2004) [Outside Link] The first five mile segment should be complete in 2 years.

P rospect residents are worried about an intersection on US 42: Oldham Era: Prospect residents seek help with U.S. 42 intersection (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting to discuss a new I-65 connector in northern Warren County: Bowling Green Daily News: Road options for transpark shown (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Transportation Cabinet was recognized by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for its work in protecting the Eggbert’s Sunflower: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Protects Endangered Eggert's Sunflower (May 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Repairs were made to I-65 near mile marker 30 to correct a drainage problem: Bowling Green Daily News: Dangerous I-65 spot seeing changes (May 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Speedy repairs on interstate are appreciated (May 8, 2004) [Outside Link]

The new US 23 over the Ohio River at South Shore is running “woefully behind:” Ashland Daily Independent: ODOT - Bridge project 'woefully behind' (May 13, 2004) [Outside Link] The new U.S. Grant Bridge is scheduled to open in 2005.

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[KY 1120]
Newport Bridge Closed for Replacement
Posted: 21-Apr-2004 5:05AM CDT

The 10th Street railroad bridge in Newport has closed to traffic for perhaps six months. The railroad overpass will be removed and replaced with a new span.

More information: Kentucky Post: Bridge to close April 19 (Apr. 2, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Detours planned for bridge closing (Apr. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
Section of 10th Street in Newport to Close for Six Months
Posted: 21-Feb-2004 2:16AM CST

A section of Tenth Street in Newport between Vine Street and Monroe Avenue is scheduled to be closed beginning during the third week of March. The street is expected to be closed for six months while crews work to replace an overpass over a railroad.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Brace for 10th Street closing (Feb. 20, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
12th Street in Covington Likely to Be Widened, Not Renamed
Posted: 20-Jan-2004 7:41AM CST

12th street in Covington is still on schedule to be widened beginning in 2007; however, there has been little movement on efforts to rename the street in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The current six year highway plan calls for right-of-way acquisition for the widening project to begin next year.

Local NAACP leaders have called for the street to be renamed; however, opposition of local residents continues to be a problem. A city backed survey last year found that residents along the street overwhelmingly opposed the renaming.

More information: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Widening project on track (Jan. 19, 2004) [Outside Link], (Covington) Kentucky Post: Proposal to rename corridor stalled (Jan. 19, 2004) [Outside Link], (Covington) Kentucky Post: Survey: Keep 12th St. name (June 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge Imploded
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 6:20PM CDT

The Shortway Bridge was demolished with explosives on the morning of Monday August 25. The new Licking River Girl Scout Bridge was closed during the implosion, and the Licking River was closed to river traffic for 24 hours so pieces of the bridge could be removed from the river. Steel from the bridge was collected for recycling.

Bridge implosion: Photographs from the Cincinnati Enquirer [Outside Link], Video from WCPO [Outside Link]

The bridge, which connected 11th Street in Newport with 12th Street in Covington, opened in 1914 and was originally a toll road. The state purchased the bridge in 1986. It has been closed since 2001 when it was replaced by the Licking River Girl Scout Bridge.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Shortway Bridge soon to be shorter (Aug. 22, 2003) [Outside Link]. Kentucky Post: Bridge to close for Monday blast (Aug. 22, 2003) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Shortway Bridge to be imploded (Aug. 23, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: 'Short' story to end Monday (Aug. 24, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Rush hour detours for bridge implosion (Aug. 25, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: So long, Shortway: Bridge takes dive into river history (Aug. 26, 2003) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Picking up the pieces of the Shortway (Aug. 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge to be Removed with Explosives on Aug. 24
Posted: 13-Aug-2003 10:33PM CDT

At 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 24, an implosion will remove the old Shortway Bridge over the Licking River between Convington and Newport. The bridge has been replaced by the new Licking Valley Girl Scouts Bridge.

More information: Kentucky Post: Remnants of old bridge will be imploded Aug. 24 (Aug. 9, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge Was Scheduled for Removal in June
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 10:13PM CDT

The old Shortway Bridge over the Licking River between Kenton and Campbell Counties was scheduled for removal in June; no word on whether or not it was actually removed.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Shortway Bridge soon to go away (May 6, 2003) [Outside Link]

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Over Two-hundred Photographs Added
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 11:36AM CDT
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Two-hundred-and-sixty-two photographs of Kentucky's roads have been added to this website. The new photo galleries include:

A few new images have been added to the KentuckyRoads.com - Miscellaneous Signs and KentuckyRoads.com - General Images galleries as well.

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[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge Removal
Posted: 21-Aug-2002 8:32PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will open bid proposals to remove the old Shortway Bridge over the Licking River between Covington and Newport on Sept. 27. It will be up to the contractor to decide how to remove the bridge: removing it piece by piece or with explosives are among the options.

The bridge was replaced by the Licking Valley Girl Scout Bridge and has been closed since the new bridge opened.

Before demolishing a bridge, the KYTC offers it to groups wishing to preserve it; however, no groups came forward to preserve this bridge. Covington and Newport both have requested parts of the bridge to use in other projects.

The Shortway Bridge had been a toll bridge in the past. Tolls were last collected in 1986.

More information: Kentucky Post: The Shortway Bridge: Rusting hulk (Aug. 21, 2002) [Outside Link]

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Licking River Bridge Won't Be Renamed
Posted: 22-Jan-2002 10:01PM CST

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the new Licking River bridge won't be renamed [Outside Link]. Northern Kentucky lawmakers had been seeking to rename the new bridge in honor Alvin C. Poweleit, a local doctor and World War II hero. The KYTC recently named the bridge in honor of local Girl Scouts.

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Northern Kentucky Politicians Seeking to Rename Girl Scout Bridge
Posted: 16-Jan-2002 7:14PM CST

The new Licking River Bridge between Covington and Newport has only recently been named in honor of local Girl Scouts; however, a group of Northern Kentucky politicians are seeking to have the bridge renamed in honor of the late Dr. Alvin C. Poweleit, a family physician from Newport and World War II hero. More details can be found in this Cincinnati Enquirer article [Outside Link].

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[KY 1120]
New Bridge Connecting Covington and Newport May Open this Weekend
Posted: 28-Sep-2001 6:12PM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 28, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a new four lane bridge carrying KY 1120 over the Licking River between Covington and Newport could open this weekend. The bridge replaces an aging two lane span. The bridge will be dedicated and named in October.

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