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Huge strainer on bridge over Crocus Creek on Melson Ridge Road

Wendy Burt writes:
I agree with Mitzi Bault about the danger of bridge "strainers" on Adair County waterways. Another case in point is the pileup of entire trees, limbs, and branches where Melson Ridge Road crosses Crocus Creek in southern Adair County. The pileup is so huge that branches are visible above the bridge deck. As a kayaker, the sight frightens me.

And my engineer father, who designed bridges, immediately would cite the significant risk to the structural integrity of the bridge.

Adair County has many bridges that cross our beautiful waterways. Our state and county highway departments have an important responsibility to maintain them. (See accompanying photo ) - Wendy Burt
About: Log jam - strainer on Russell Creek pushing against bridge-Whose responsibility?




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Strainer against bridge on Melson Ridge Road



2018-04-24 - Bridge over Crocus Creek, Melson Ridge Road, Inroad, Adair County, KY - Photo by Wendy Burt.
"I agree with Mitzi Bault about the danger of bridge 'strainers' on Adair County waterways. Another case in point is the pileup of entire trees, limbs, and branches where Melson Ridge Road crosses Crocus Creek in southern Adair County. The pileup is so huge that branches are visible above the bridge deck." - Wendy Burt who adds, in the accompanying letter, that the strainers put significant risk on the structural integrity of the highway. - Paired Photo, after strainer removed - Where the strainer on Melson Ridge Road Bridge isn't, anymore

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