bridge http://wkms.org en Mississippi River Bridge to Close for Inspection http://wkms.org/post/mississippi-river-bridge-close-inspection <p>The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to close the U.S. 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River three days next week for safety inspections. The bridge which connects Cairo, Ill., to Mississippi County Missouri&nbsp;will shut down between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:27:21 +0000 Angela Hatton 20757 at http://wkms.org Mississippi River Bridge to Close for Inspection Afternoon Round-Up 5/24/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-52412 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Today on NPR: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/05/24/153583423/whats-up-doc-when-your-doctor-rushes-like-the-road-runner">Your Doctor just doesn&#39;t have time for you...</a></strong></p><p><strong>The Bridge:</strong></p><p>The bridge will open <a href="http://wkms.org/post/bridge-re-open-tomorrow">tomorrow</a>!</p><p>The public will be allowed to walk on the span before it is open to traffic.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 21:00:33 +0000 Drew Adams 18117 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/24/12 Afternoon Round-Up 5/17/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-51712 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/05/17/152522900/the-secret-life-of-californias-world-class-strawberries">100 things you didn&#39;t know about strawberries. </a></p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p><p>Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton has been elected to a<a href="http://www.wkms.org/post/minton-greatful-election-second-term-chief-justice-kentucky-supreme-court"> second term</a>.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 20:39:00 +0000 Drew Adams 18017 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/17/12 Afternoon Round-Up 5/15/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-51512 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/05/15/152736516/is-facebook-worth-100-billion">When Facebook goes public this week, the company will be valued at roughly $100 billion. It will be the highest valuation ever for an initial public offering of a tech company. Is Facebook really worth this much money?</a></p><p><strong>Jackson Purchase:</strong></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 21:23:56 +0000 Drew Adams 17989 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/15/12 Bridge Work Continues http://wkms.org/post/bridge-work-continues <p>As some workers secure the new span of US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge on its piers, other are preparing for the next phase of bridge repair. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says they will soon be pouring concrete for the road bed. Todd says workers are hustling to finish repairs...</p><p>&quot;At this point so far as we know we&rsquo;re still on schedule to have it done by Memorial Day. The contractor will be working around the clock to finish out the steel work, put in rebar and get it ready for the concrete.&quot;</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 21:06:49 +0000 Drew Adams 17987 at http://wkms.org Bridge Work Continues Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-41912 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/19/150984878/pants-trend-makes-a-red-hot-statement">What is up with all the red pants lately?</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>State Legislation</strong>:</p><p>Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s latest action on the state <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/williams-says-governors-actions-will-not-extend-special-session">road plan</a> will not lead to an extended special session.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:25:33 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17701 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 Lake Barkley Bridge Struck http://wkms.org/post/lake-barkley-bridge-struck <p>The US 68/KY 80 bridge over Lake Barkley at Canton is open again to traffic this morning following a strike by a fourteen barge tow early this morning.&nbsp; The U.S. Coast Guard reports the Motor Vessel EVT was pushing the empty barges downriver when a gust of wind forced a controlled landing against one of the bridge piers.&nbsp; The collision was severe enough that the lead barge was taking on water.&nbsp; Kentucky Transportation spokesman Keith Todd says the Cabinet dispatched an inspector who reported no structural damage to the bridge.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:47:41 +0000 Todd Hatton 17222 at http://wkms.org Bridge in Cairo Reopening http://wkms.org/post/bridge-cairo-reopening <p>The US 60/62 Mississippi River Bridge&nbsp;at Cairo will reopen tomorrow after being shut down for over a year. Officials say the bridge was closed to repair a deteriorated floor beam system damaged by an excessive number of overweight trucks crossing the span. The Illinois Department of Transportation says the bridge will reopen to all vehicles with a maximum gross weight of 40 tons and a maximum axle weight of 10 tons.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:37:47 +0000 Gary Pitts 17158 at http://wkms.org Bridge in Cairo Reopening Beshear Signs Executive Order for Emergency Funding http://wkms.org/post/beshear-signs-executive-order-emergency-funding <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is seeking federal highway funds through a disaster declaration to aid in restoring traffic across Kentucky Lake in Marshall County. The declaration allows the Kentucky Transportation cabinet to seek federal funds.&nbsp; KYTC public affairs officer Chuck Wolfe says the state won&rsquo;t wait on emergency funds to continue work to restore traffic.</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:23:53 +0000 Seth Helton 17046 at http://wkms.org Bridge Piers Not Damaged http://wkms.org/post/bridge-piers-not-damaged <p>An inspection of the&nbsp;Eggner&rsquo;s Ferry Bridge piers has revealed no major damage despite being hit by an 86 hundred ton cargo ship in January. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock says results of the emergency inspection were encouraging, and meant they were getting closer to repairing the damaged span. Governor Steve Beshear said during a press conference this week the KYTC is moving toward the use of a ferry service during the several months it will take to install a replacement span. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:23:43 +0000 Shelly Baskin 16975 at http://wkms.org