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.
KY-1037 (also known as Gore Road and Crap Shoot Road) remains closed for the several days near Clinton due to an early morning fire on a wooden railroad overpass. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the fire mostly damaged the railing; and the fire may have been deliberately set. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Canadian National Railroad, and local officials are working to replace the bridge with a modern concrete structure. Construction is expected to start sometime late this year or early next year.
Work continues today on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says workers have made significant progress in placing concrete forms and setting rebar on the new span.
Massive Cranes are hoisting the replacement span for a portion US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge into position. Kentucky Transportation cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the 300 foot span is currently suspended six feet above the road bed and being lowered into place. Once the span is in position, a crew will install reinforcing steel and concrete forms to allow workers to pour a new concrete deck on the structure sometime over the next 12 days. The bridge has been closed since January 26th when a cargo ship struck and collapsed the 300 foot section.