LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — No time for children or pets, but your paternal instincts are itching? The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) might have the perfect adoption for you.

A bridge in Lawrence County is in need of a new home. KYTC said the historic Georges Creek Bridge on Kentucky 581 is scheduled for replacement.

The old bridge was closed in 2019. Kentucky described the bridge as a 1924 Parker Pony Truss bridge built by Vincennes Bridge Co.”It is distinguishable by its two closely set arches connected by a series of steel beams that run the length of the structure,” KYTC said in a news release.

Mary Westfall-Holbrook, KYTC District 12 chief engineer, said the bridge might be absolute but it is full of character. “This bridge has great character, and while it is functionally obsolete by today’s standards, it could still make a wonderful addition to a park or hiking trail,” Westfall-Holbrook said.

District 12 hopes to find a government agency, historic organization, or other individual or entity interested in having the bridge moved for preservation and reuse. “We’re hoping the right organization takes an interest,” said Shantana Woodward, public information officer. “There’s still a lot of life left in this bridge, and in the right setting, it will shine again.”

According to KYTC, the bridge could be designated on the National Register of Historic Places depending on where it is located. They also said the Federal Highway Association and KYTC will pay all expenses associated with match marking, disassembly, transportation, and offloading of the bridge — up to the cost of demolition.

Anyone interested in adopting the bridge should submit a letter of interest and proposals for the bridge before April 7, 2023. If unclaimed, the bridge will be documented and demolished.

If interested, contact Woodward at KYTC District 12, 109 Loraine Street, Pikeville, KY 41501, or call 606-433-7791.