bridge en Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Set to Begin This Week <p>Kentucky Transportation Officials hope to begin demolition of the old Ledbetter Bridge this week, weather permitting. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said bridge demolition was originally planned for later in the summer, but was expedited when consistent heavy rain caused the bridge to drop more quickly than expected.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:44:05 +0000 Troy Taylor 41322 at Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Set to Begin This Week Additional Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&nbsp;transportation officials say further movement has been detected in approach spans at the Old Ledbetter&nbsp;bridge over the Tennessee River.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Transportation Cabinet said Tuesday that the approach spans showed 2.25 inches of movement in the past 48 hours.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:28:31 +0000 Troy Taylor 40552 at Additional Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge Mississippi River Bridge to Close for 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 Mississippi River Bridge to Close for Inspection Afternoon Round-Up 5/24/12 <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="">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="">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 Afternoon Round-Up 5/24/12 Afternoon Round-Up 5/17/12 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong>&nbsp; <a href="">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=""> second term</a>.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 20:39:00 +0000 Drew Adams 18017 at Afternoon Round-Up 5/17/12 Afternoon Round-Up 5/15/12 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="">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 Afternoon Round-Up 5/15/12 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 Bridge Work Continues Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="">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="">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 Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 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 Bridge in 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 Bridge in Cairo Reopening