|Inspectors to rappel down bridge’s piers |
|Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:08 pm |
|AURORA, Ky. (AP) — Bridge inspectors who need to get a closer look at several piers on the damaged Eggners Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky were to rappel down several of the support structures today as review of the bridge continues. |
The cabinet says the examination will help cabinet engineers develop options under consideration for replacing a 322-foot span torn off the bridge two weeks ago when it was hit by a cargo ship.
The cabinet says the inspection team will rappel from the top of each pier cap to the water in looking at four piers on Thursday.
The five-story-tall Delta Mariner hit the bridge on the Tennessee River, halting traffic on the western entrance to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Published in The Messenger 2.9.12