eggners ferry bridge

Society
12:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Gov. Announces Progress Toward Replacing Lakes Bridges

Credit KyTC

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are taking the first step toward replacing the Eggners Ferry Bridge by clearing brush ahead of constructing a secondary bridge to span a lagoon adjacent to Kentucky Lake.

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Society
7:49 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Eggner's Ferry Bridge Undamaged from Loose Barge

Eggner’s Ferry Bridge remains open and undamaged this morning after a barge broke loose from its mooring upstream from the bridge this weekend.

Kentucky State Police closed the bridge that crosses the Kentucky Lake and Tennessee River between Marshall and Trigg counties briefly Saturday afternoon until the runaway barge was recaptured. Boat crews retrieved the barge about a mile upstream from the bridge.

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Roads & Highways
11:39 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Eggners Ferry Bridge Lane Closure

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet restricts traffic to one lane on Eggners Ferry Bridge Friday. The lane closure is to allow crews to patch the roadway on the bridge deck.

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Eggners Ferry Bridge
11:56 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Coast Guard Planning to Release Eggners Ferry Bridge Report Soon

U. S. Coast Guard investigators hope to release findings by the end of the year from an investigation into the Eggners Ferry Bridge crash. The motor vessel Delta Mariner knocked out one section of the bridge in January. Lead investigator Lieutenant Jaime Salinas says the report is going through its final in-office reviews. It will then go to the district commander for review. Salinas says the report will include safety recommendations, and suggest reprimands and commendations.

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Eggners Ferry Bridge
11:36 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Contractor Says Debris Removal on Track Despite Delays

Contractors are still on track to finish debris removal from the Eggners Ferry Bridge crash site despite delays from heavy winds from Hurricane Sandy. Contractors are working seven days a week on Kentucky Lake to bring up pieces of steel and concrete that fell into the water when the cargo ship Delta Mariner destroyed part of the bridge in January. Crews had expected to complete work by the end of November.

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Environment
12:23 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Contractors to Remove and Sell or Recycle Bridge Debris

Repair crews at the Eggners Ferry Bridge earlier this year.

Contractors are removing debris from the Eggners Ferry Bridge crash site. Accident debris has remained at the bottom of Kentucky Lake since January, when the cargo ship Delta Mariner rammed the bridge, knocking out one section. Delta Mariner owner Foss Maritime has hired contractors to pull pieces of steel and concrete from the lake bed and transport it to Bailey Port, Inc., in Calvert City.

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Eggners Ferry Bridge
12:18 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Bridge Debris Removal Begins at Eggners Ferry Crash Site

Delta Mariner's collision with the Eggners Ferry Bridge
Chad Lampe

A salvage contractor plans to begin removing debris tomorrow from around the Eggners Ferry Bridge crash site. U. S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Jason Franz says equipment moved into place last night, and staging continues today. Motor vessel Delta Mariner smashed into the bridge earlier this year, splitting one section. Franz says accident debris has remained at the bottom of Kentucky Lake since then.

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Government
10:50 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Drilling Work Finished at New Bridge Site

Geotechnical drilling gets soil and rock samples at planned pier locations for the new Kentucky Lake bridge.
KYTC / Keith Todd

A drilling crew has finished geotechnical work at the site of the new Kentucky Lake bridge. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the drilling rig finished collecting soil and rock samples from planned pier locations yesterday.

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Roads & Highways
12:13 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Last Round of Drilling Wrapping Up at Bridge Site

A KYTC geotechnical drilling crew works in the shadow of the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.
KYTC / Keith Todd

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hopes to complete this week what could be the last round of geotechnical work at the new Kentucky Lake bridge site. A drilling rig has been on site over the last few weeks gathering data on bridge pier placement. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says drilling should finish this week.

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Government
2:32 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

KYTC Responds to NTSB Letter Implications

Cranes work on a damaged Eggners Ferry Bridge earlier this year.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say parts of a National Transportation Safety Board letter regarding bridge lighting are misleading.  The NTSB sent the letter to Gov. Steve Beshear last week recommending the state develop bridge lighting inspection plans and training. The letter also outlined reports that the lights on the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake were out a month before a cargo ship hit the bridge.

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