What does it cost these days to preserve a landmark?
If the historical structure is Taylorsville’s Blue Bridge, then the price tag to save it could be close to $1.9 million, according to David Steele, of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Maintenance.
The cost to demolish the 78-year-old truss bridge, however, was estimated at only $150,000.
“That Blue Bridge has always been a landmark to the community.” said Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay. “If we tear it down, it will be nothing but a memory. Just pictures in a photo album.”