eggners ferry bridge

Education
3:15 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Graves High School Class Visits Eggners Ferry Bridge

A group of about 20 Graves County High School math and engineering students visited the Eddyville Riverport site where Hall Contracting is constructing a new span for the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre explained the process and answered questions concerning the construction process, load calculations, and computer designs. Hall Contracting has a $7 million contract to replace the missing span and get it open to traffic by Memorial Day weekend before a $50,000 per day penalty becomes enforced.

Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/24/12

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Today on NPR: Missouri teen Maura Pozek has gotten a reputation for the unusual dresses she makes. Her first material was Doritos bags. Then it was soda can tabs. This year, she says, "I had to top myself somehow."

Frankfort:

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The Bridge
3:10 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Beshear Explains Staging for Bridge Repair

The next step in the repair project for the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake is underway.

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The Bridge
4:39 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Beshear to Visit West KY For Update on Eggners Ferry

Governor Steve Beshear will be in Eddyville Tuesday with an update on repair work to the Eggners Ferry Bridge. Beshear along with Chief District Engineer Jim Lefevre and Tom Roberts of Hall Contracting will be at the Lyon County Riverport Authority at 1:30.

It’s likely they’ll discuss staging for repair work on the bridge that lost a 300 foot span after a cargo ship crashed into the road deck in January.

Morning Cram
9:53 am
Mon April 23, 2012

the morning cram [rarely is the question asked is their children learning edition]

If there aren't enough hours in the day, you should add more hours.

NPR reports Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants longer school days, but teachers and parents don't seem to be too fond of the idea. 

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The Bridge
7:59 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Hearings Conclude

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Joint U.S. Coast Guard/National Transportation Safety Board hearings on the January crash of a cargo ship into the Eggners Ferry Bridge concluded Friday with testimony from vessel pilot Michael Collins. Collins was the last in a line of Kentucky Transportation workers, ship crew and representatives of vessel owner Foss Maritime who testified on policy, regulations, bridge lighting and ship conditions. Foss Senior Vice President of Operations Scott Merritt gave testimony Wednesday. After the hearing concluded, he said he could not confirm if his company would seek litigation.

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The Bridge
11:16 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Bridge Collapse Hearings: Day Five

John Wright, Pool Photographer, Paducah Sun

River Pilot Michael Collins says he tried to steer the Delta Mariner through an alternate span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge with confidence he would clear the road deck prior to the accident.

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Government
8:19 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Local Reaction to Bridge Hearings

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Testimony provided during the Coast Guard hearings on the crash that collapsed a portion of the Eggners Ferry Bridge has provided some answers for those who's livelihood depend on the bridge traffic. Some information shocked Aurora restaurant owner Bertha Wilson who attended hearings earlier in the week:

 “I guess it’s just real disappointing to know there just wasn’t better facets in place to check these navigation lights and things like that, and I’m kind of focusing for that first day because that’s when I was there and hearing that. It’s hugely important like we know now.”

The Bridge
1:16 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Bridge Collapse Hearings: Day Four

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The fourth day of the Eggners Ferry Bridge Hearings began with testimony from the former third mate on the Delta Mariner.

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Afternoon Update
4:28 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/18/12

Fellow rappers Dr. Dre (left) and Snoop Dogg (right) perform at Coachella alongside a hologram of the late Tupac Shakur.
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Today on NPR:  How That Tupac Hologram At Coachella Worked

Tennessee:

Governor Bill Haslam is expressing reservations about a bill seeking to cap the number of foreigners working at Tennessee charter schools.

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