KYTC

Infrastructure
1:56 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Eggners Ferry Bridge - Tuesday Night (Dec 23) Closure Cancelled

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UPDATE, Tuesday (12/23/14) - Tonight's scheduled closure of the Eggners Ferry Bridge is canceled due to poor weather conditions. 

The bridge will be open to traffic. 

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Government
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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Infrastructure
12:17 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

KYTC Contractors Progress on New Kentucky Lake Bridge Project

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says foundation work on the New Eggners Ferry Bridge will begin soon.

Last week, Johnson Brothers Construction notified the US Coast Guard that it's placing a construction flotilla on the water to start work on a pier near the east side of Kentucky Lake. 

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Government
12:01 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

VIDEO: KYTC Gives Old Ledbetter Bridge Second Blast

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The second section of the Old Ledbetter Bridge was taken down with explosives early this morning. 

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Government
4:02 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Explosive Demolition Set for Tuesday

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are preparing for the controlled demolition to part of the Old Ledbetter Bridge tomorrow morning. 

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Infrastructure
6:18 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Progress on Ledbetter Bridge Demolition

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is continuing to make progress on the demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge. The contractor has removed all the concrete decking from the 3 truss spans and has started removing decking on the eastern approach spans at the Livingston County end of the 85 year old structure.

The contractor submitted a demolition plan to the US Coast Guard for approval about a month ago.  The Coast Guard shared the plan with a river industry trade group and federal agencies for their input.   This week the US 

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Government
4:12 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Federal Judge: Eggners Ferry Bridge Lawsuit Should Be Heard in Kentucky Court

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A federal judge says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's lawsuit against employees of Foss Maritime Co. should be heard in a state circuit court. 

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Infrastructure
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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Infrastructure
12:11 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Significant Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge, Demolition Expected to Begin Soon

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are monitoring the deteriorating stability of the Old Ledbetter Bridge after sensors detected significant movement early this morning. 

Last month, the KYTC ordered an emergency demolition of the old U.S. 60 bridge over the Tennessee River between McCracken and Livingston counties after a landslide caused two of the piers to shift. 

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Transportation
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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