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Adair County Seabees construct Powder Creek bypass

2013-09-27 - Clear Springs Road, District 2, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener. It still an engrossing spectator activity to watch them at work, but it seems to be all in a days work for Adair County's "Construction Battalion," under the command of Adair County Road Superintendent Jobe Darnell, second from far left. They're building a temporary bypass to be used by residents while a new 24' wide, 30 feet long bridge to replace the one in the low spot, above. Today, they will take out the old bridge. The man orchestrating the dump truck activity is Terry Williams. When the bridge is complete, the bypass is scheduled to be taken out. Keeping on the military theme, does anyone remember the pontoon bridges the Army Corps of Engineers would install when an bridge fell. I believe there was a temporary one put in after the great collapse of the Columbia-Russell Heights Bridge on Campbellsville Street which supplanted the temporary ferrying operation Ralph Shearer estabished. - EW
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