Lakes Bridges

11:35 am
Wed February 11, 2015

KYTC Awards $128M Contract for New Lake Barkley Bridge

Artist rendering of new Lake Barkley Bridge
Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $128.3 million contract for a new bridge over Lake Barkley to Denver-based PCL Civil Construction.

The new Lake Barkley Bridge will carry US 68/KY 80 over Lake Barkley joining Trigg and Marshall counties and serve as the eastern entrance to LBL. 

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Infrastucture and Highways
2:57 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

2013 Includes Progress for a Long Road Ahead for New Lakes Bridges

Rendering of new lakes bridges
Credit KYTC

In the 1800s, Eggner’s Ferry consisted of a small platform propelled by a blind mule hitched to a sweep pole. Now, in place of a ferry, a bridge stands, and it made headlines last year when a cargo ship crashed into it and collapsed one span. But, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hopes to make the bridge into more than a cautionary tale. Casey Northcutt reports on the long process of constructing a new Eggner’s Ferry Bridge as well as a matching replacement for the Lawrence Memorial Bridge.

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