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Donald Hare sends 5 dramatic photos of KY 61, Interchange construction

Five dramatic aerial photos of the construction on the new Louie B. Nunn Parkway Interchange with KY 61 South and the new KY 61 construction are now posted and follow this story.

Donald Hare, a Flight Parmedic with Air Evac-43, took the photos while aboard the unit's helicopter, flying at 135 miles an hour.

The unit was in Columbia today to take part in a Mock Disaster exercise at Adair County High School, in conjunction with the Adair County EMS and other public safety organizations.

Mr. Hare is a resident of Campbellsville, KY. Our thanks to him for sharing the photos with the readers of ColumbiaMagazine.com.


This story was posted on 2006-04-24 17:10:53
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April 24, 2006 Hwy 61 Interchange Construction, looking south



2006-04-24 - Columbia, Adair CO, KY - Photo Doug Hare of the Air-Evac team. This photo of the construction on Highway 61 South and the interchange at KY 61 South and the Louie B. Nunn Parkway was taken by Donald Hare, NREMT-P, Flight Paramedic Air Evac-43, T The picture was taken from the Air-Evac helicopter, flying at 135 miles an hour. The view looks toward the south. The ribbon of highway splitting the rock piles in the foreground is existing highway 61. The green area in the left hand side of the photo is the site of Holladay Place, the shopping centered proposed for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter. The Edmonton Road can be seen this side, and parallel to the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.
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April 24, 2006 Hwy 61 Interchange Construction. The cut behind the Tommy Grider farm



2006-04-24 - Columbia, Adair County, KY - Photo Donald Hare, Air Evac team. Another view from the Air Evac helicopter flying at 135 M.P.H., this one shows the progress on the cut behind west of the Grider Farm. The most prominent buildings at 10 oclock would be those around the R & F Manufacturing Building, at the site of the one-time Adair Drive-in Theatre. The bright ribbons of white would be the Louie B. Nunn at about the 48 mile marker. And, again, the KY 61 and LBN interchange can be seen in the top of the photo.
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April 24, 2006 Hwy 61 Interchange Construction. The Big Cut, looking north



2006-04-24 - Columbia, Adair CO, KY - Photo Donald Hare, Air Evac team. Donald Hare took this photo from the Air Evac Helicopter which starts, at the bottom, south of the now bisected Grider Road, and looks north toward Columbia. The bluish rectangle is the new Pettys Fork Bridge, in the center and one quarter of the way down the photo. Among the places which can be made out are Majestic Yachts plant and Travis Coomer Oil buildign, the Ben and Margaret Arnold Farm, and the Bomar Heights water tower. In the uppler right can be seen a short strip of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway before it disappears in the trees in the Pettys Fork Valley.
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April 24, 2006 Hwy 61 Interchange Construction. Close up, new Pettys Fork Bridge



2006-04-24 - 2006-04-24 - Photo Donald Hare, Air Evac Team. Donald Hare shot this amazing closeup of the new bridge over Pettys Fork from the Air Evac helicopter at 135 M.P.H.. On the left can be seen the new Majestic Yachts building steel framing, just above that can be seen the existing Majestic Yachts and Travis Coomer Oil Buildings. He also shows the gentle sweep of the new road as it joins the existing Burkesville Road, near the First Baptist Church, whose spire can be faintly made out. The cluster of buildings in the top of the photo include the Columbia Post Office, Chevron, Gate, and the blue roof of the apartment complex north of Famous Recipe Fried Chicken.
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April 24, 2006 Hwy 61 Interchange Construction. Pettys Fork Bridge, toward Greensburg ST



2006-04-24 - Columbia, Adair CO, KY - Photo Donald Hare, Air Evac team. Donald Hare took this photo showing the new Petty's Fork Bridge and the access roach from New KY61 south and the old roadway which will become the access point for the Arnold Farm and Image Analysis. Help with identification of other landmarks would be appreciated.
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