- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Restoration of the “necklace” lights of Maysville’s Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge has been approved for $300,000 in funding from the state.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s office says the lights were turned off more than a year ago on the 84-year-old suspension bridge over the Ohio River because inspectors found exposed wiring and other damage and hazards.

Beshear said in a news release the bridge is a “showpiece” for the city. It connects Maysville and Aberdeen, Ohio.

Before the work begins, the City Commission must approve a memorandum of agreement that calls for the city to maintain the lighting system once it is restored.

The funding comes from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. It includes $50,000 for design work and $250,000 for installation.

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