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.
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.
Based on public input, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected a new route for U.S. 641 from Fredonia to U.S. 62 at Eddyville.
The route will skirt the east edge of Fredonia, where it will then follow an abandoned rail line to the Caldwell-Lyon county line. It will briefly follow the existing roadway before routing along property lines and existing state-owned property to reach U.S. 62 near the I-69 interchange east of Eddyville.
A new survey shows strong support for passenger rail service in Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s “Your Turn” survey sought input on transportation from over 16,000 respondents in every county across the state.