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School Board doesn't want bridge closed
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The Warren County Board of Education has drafted a resolution asking the state and county to leave the Hennessee Bridge open.

Fearing students could be left with a 90-minute bus ride every day, the Warren County Board of Education has drafted a resolution asking the state and county to leave Hennessee Bridge open while work is done replacing it.
“That would be more than an hour and a half a day the students would be on the bus if they had to take the long way around,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “We have about 30 Eastside students whose bus crosses Hennessee Bridge every day.”
Presently, the state Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the project, says it plans to leave the bridge open and construct one lane of the new bridge beside it, much as was done when Beersheba Street Bridge was replaced a few years ago. When one lane of the new bridge can be used by motorists, the old bridge will be destroyed and the rest of the new bridge will be built in its spot.
While the state has announced its plans, Cox said the School Board wants to err on the safe side and let its issue with any closing be known.
“You are only allowed to have students on a bus so long before you’re out of compliance with state rules,” said Cox.