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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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Government
4:56 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Many Local Projects in Governor's Proposed Highways Budget

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has sent the General Assembly the Recommended Highway Plan that if enacted would give nearly $7 billion of state and federal funding to road projects across the Commonwealth.

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Roads & Highways
6:25 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Cumberland River Bridge Lane Restriction Begins Monday

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is restricting traffic to one lane on the US 68/KY 80 Cumberland River Bridge at Canton starting Monday.

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Roads & Highways
7:59 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Cumberland River Bridge Lane Restriction

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is restricting traffic on the Cumberland River Bridge at Lake City next Monday to allow a bridge inspection.

Expect one-lane traffic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inspectors will attempt to complete their work before the afternoon commute since the bridge is an alternate route to the I-24 work zone. KYTC expects the inspection to take three to four days.

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Roads & Highways
7:36 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Transportation Cabinet Begins Study to Replace Aging Cairo Bridge

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is studying options for improving or replacing the aging Cairo Bridge that connects Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill. The bridge carries about 5,400 vehicles daily across the Ohio River. The 76-year-old bridge is considered “functionally obsolete” because it doesn’t meet modern traffic standards.

The nearest alternate upstream river crossing is the Ohio River Bridge in Paducah, and it requires a 2-hour detour. Downstream, it’s the Dorena-Hickman Ferry and the Mississippi River Bridge.

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Roads & Highways
3:03 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

KYTC to Shut Down a Section of KY 464

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close KY 464/Almo-Shiloh Road at the Clarks River Bridge in Calloway County during daylight hours starting Wednesday.

This closure at KY 464 mile point 13.190 is to allow a long-reach track hoe to remove drift and debris from beneath the Clarks River Bridge in the Almo Community.  To facilitate this work the roadway will be closed to all through traffic at the site.

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Roads & Highways
4:01 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Ledbetter Bridge Open to 2-Lane Traffic for Thanksgiving

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The Ledbetter Bridge is reopening to two-lane traffic for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet had reduced the bridge to one lane traffic last week for concrete deck repairs. That work is on hold over the holiday, though a three-ton load limit remains in effect.

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