"And all of a sudden your tongue gets this metal taste on it. And it feels like it's enlarging, and it just feels like you're not getting enough air in, because your throat gets real 'burn-y.' And the next thing I know, I ... passed out..."
A replacement span for a collapsed portion of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is now at the bridge site. A 3-barge flotilla took just over 5 hours yesterday to navigate the 30 miles from the Eddyville Riverport, down Lake Barkley, through the LBL Canal, and up Kentucky Lake.
Kentucky Transportation Officials say it will likely be sometime today before the new span for the Eggners Ferry Bridge and the two cranes required to lift it into place can be moved from the Eddyville Riverport to the bridge site.
Hall Contracting successfully moved a replacement span for the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge from an assembly area onto a barge today. The 4-hour transfer of the 300 ton steel truss was the first step toward getting the new span moved to the bridge.
Engineers are optimistic they will be able to load and move the replacement span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge by barge on Friday or Saturday, but contractors note there are still plenty of details to work through.