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12:38 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

KYTC Crews Prepare Roads for Winter Weather This Week

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are pre-treating roads in anticipation of snow later this week.

The National Weather Service in Paducah calls for a 30 percent chance of wintery precipitation tomorrow and Thursday and a greater chance on Friday.

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3:33 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

KYTC and KSP Combat Copper Wire Theft on State Highways

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police have joined forces to combat the rising number of copper wire thefts from highway lights.

The KSP are offering up to $2,500 for any information leading to an arrest and conviction. These incidents have cost taxpayers at least $2,000,000 in just the last four years. 

KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd says there’s more to the issue than just money.

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7:28 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Hopkins County Interchange Nears Completion

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers report work on the new full-flow interchange connecting Interstate 69 with the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins County is about 60 percent complete. The interchange is one of about 10 major construction projects expanding the footprint of I-69 through Kentucky. 

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12:11 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

VIDEO: Final Ledbetter Bridge Span Demolished

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Contractors have demolished the third and final span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge with explosives.

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6:28 am
Fri September 5, 2014

First Section of Old Ledbetter Bridge Truss to be Demolished

Demolition continues on the old Ledbetter Bridge.
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The first truss section of the old Ledbetter Bridge is scheduled for demolition next week, weather permitting. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says C.J. Mahan Construction Company will bring down the bridge’s left descending truss using controlled explosives Thursday September 11.

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9:22 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Partially Collapses, KYTC to Conduct Investigation

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports that part of the Old Ledbetter Bridge over the Tennessee River collapsed early this morning. 

Kentucky State Police contacted KYTC engineers with word that the two land-based piers at the west end of the structure and the 3 approach spans supported on the McCracken County side of the river had dropped to the ground around 2:10 AM Sunday. 

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3:38 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

KYTC Seeks Info on Damage Caused to Brookport Bridge, Imposes Load Limit

The damage occurred to a compression member of the structure. Had the damage been to a tension member of the structure it could have caused a failure of the span similar to the May 23, 2013 collapse of the Skagit River Bridge near Burlington, Washington.
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking information about damage to a support beam of the U.S. 45 Ohio River Bridge connecting Paducah and Brookport, Illinois.

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6:46 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Sinks Farther Over Weekend

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A sensor placed on the Old Ledbetter Bridge Friday by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers and inspectors detected additional movement in west approach spans on the Old Ledbetter Bridge this weekend.  

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3:54 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

KYTC Officials Plan Emergency Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Following Landslide

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has arranged for emergency demolition of the old U.S. 60 bridge over the Tennessee River between McCracken and Livingston counties. 

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9:28 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Additional Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge

Transportation workers are moving to expedite demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge

Kentucky transportation officials say further movement has been detected in approach spans at the Old Ledbetter bridge over the Tennessee River. The Transportation Cabinet said Tuesday that the approach spans showed 2.25 inches of movement in the past 48 hours. 

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