|Bridge repairs under way before contractor arrives |
|Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 8:56 pm |
|AURORA, Ky. (AP) — State workers are working to replace railing, make repairs and patch decks at the Eggners Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky, where a cargo vessel knocked out a 322-foot section of the bridge two months ago. |
Transportation Cabinet District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre says workers are trying to finish routine maintenance before the arrival of a contractor who is to build a new span to replace the section that was knocked out.
Hall Contracting of Ken-tucky was awarded a $7 million contract to replace the span and is to have it ready to reopen to traffic before Memorial Day.
The bridge serves as the western entrance to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. About 2,600 vehicles cross the bridge per average day. Published in The Messenger 4.3.12