Spottsville woman remembers father as new bridge opens to traffic

Spottsville woman remembers father as new bridge opens to traffic
Spottsville woman remembers father as new bridge opens to traffic
Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 5:05 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2022 at 5:22 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Traffic was finally allowed on the new Spottsville Bridge Tuesday.

[Officials celebrate new Spottsville Bridge]

That’s Highway 60 that goes through Henderson County.

14 News spoke with Becky Bentley, a woman for whom the bridge held a deep, personal meaning.

Her father died earlier this year.

She said that in the past, a rift had grown between them.

“I didn’t have my dad for years due to some of the things that I did,” she explained.

Becky said she’s now fifteen years sober, and they reconnected.

“Just in the last five or six years... We just have grown closer,” she said. “We got to watch this bridge being built.”

Her father had a life time of memories in Spottsville, and she said he had a passion for what went on in his town.

“This was the most exciting thing for him these past few years is watching this bridge being built,” she said.

Sadly, he died before he ever got to see it completed.

Becky said as she crossed it for the first time on Tuesday, she felt connected to him.

“I can almost feel him,” she said. “I can feel him in the wind, I can feel him in the air, I can feel him in everything I do.”

She said she just wishes he could’ve crossed it for himself.

Officials have asked that people drive slowly over the bridge because of construction in the area.