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Emergency bridge closure after inspection deems unsafe

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Jefferson County bridge is under an emergency closure after an inspection found it unsafe.

Drakes Branch Creek Bridge has been found structurally compromised. Built over a creek in 1940, the bridge is in southeastern Jefferson County at the Spencer County line.

Inspection discovered the 25-foot-long bridge is no longer safe for vehicles to travel over.

Public Works engineers have begun making plans to repair or replace the bridge.

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