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Old Prestonsburg Bridge Needs Help To be Saved

Brent Graden, economic developer for Prestonsburg says they will be doing a feasibility study in Oct 06, to estimate the costs of reviving the bridge.  If this old landmark is important to you, Contact your elected officials and let them know how you feel.

Contact Governor Ernie Fletcher

Address: 700 Capital Avenue
Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2611
Fax: (502) 564-2517

E-mail Governor Fletcher at

Sen. Johnny Ray Turner
Rep. Hubert Collins
Rep. Charles E. 'Chuck' Meade


For more information Contact Brent Graden, Economic Developer for Prestonsburg.

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Photograph of the men who built the West Prestonsburg Bridge. It was a joint enterprise of Floyd County and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company, with the latter bearing the cost above the $50,000 contributed by the county. The bridge was opened in 1930. From left to right: County Engineer Lewis Mayo, County Attorney Joe P. Tackett, Jimmy Hatcher, Magistrate Dick Spradlin, Magistrate Monroe Hall, Magistrate Jack Allen, Magistrate Burr Flannery, Jack Bossy, County Judge Dr. Walk Stumbo, Magistrate Robert Slone, Magistrate Dewey Roberts, C & O Agent Lon Moles, Mayor A. C. Carter, Contractors Tom E. Libby and John Steele, and L. E. McHenry, Construction Supertendent. Photo courtesy of Ruth Goebel, daughter of Engineer Lewis Mayo.