ledbetter bridge

4:39 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter to Open Next Week

The new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter may be ready for two-lane traffic by the middle of next week.

The four-lane bridge was originally scheduled to open one year from now. Highway officials say the contracting team devised a way to get the bridge partially opened to aid commuters and commerce in Livingston and McCracken counties.

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Infrastucture and Highways
4:07 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Ledbetter Bridge Open Again After Tow Boat Collision

Credit lanereport.com

The U.S. 60 Ledbetter Bridge is open again after a tow boat struck one of the bridge’s piers Monday afternoon. 

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says highway engineers were working nearby and responded to the incident immediately. Todd says after an initial inspection that halted traffic for around 15 minutes, the engineers conducted a more detailed inspection beneath the bridge.

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7:18 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Bridge Lane Restriction Lifted Temporarily

Credit lanereport.com

A lane restriction on a Ledbetter bridge undergoing repairs is being lifted for a day and a half starting Friday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the lane restriction on the U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge that connects McCracken County to Livingston County will be lifted beginning this afternoon and is expected to return early Sunday.

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9:42 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Kentucky Transportation Officials Suspend Construction

Kentucky transportation officials say they’ve suspended construction on most major highways over the Thanksgiving holiday, including the Ledbetter Bridge between Livingston and McCracken counties. However, they urge drivers to still use caution and be alert for lane closures in many locations.                          

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Roads & Highways
12:52 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Section of New Ledbetter Bridge Could Open in May


Construction crews are on track to complete one section of the new Ledbetter Bridge by May of next year. The bridge will connect U. S. 60 between McCracken and Livingston counties. It replaces the current outdated bridge. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says the state offered the bridge contractor 3.8 million dollars in incentives to finish a two-lane section by May, and all four lanes by October next year. 

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Morning Cram
9:30 am
Tue August 28, 2012

The Morning Cram [Rain's-on-the-Way-But-Keep-on-Going-to-Work Edition]


From NPR:  When the Republican National Convention finally gets underway today in Tampa, it will renew a civil war that's been raging — off and on — for more than a century.  

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9:11 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ledbetter Bridge Lane Restriction Wednesday


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will restrict traffic to one lane on the U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter tomorrow. The restriction allows inspectors to take a close look at the bridge’s structure.  Highway engineers have been inspecting the span on an accelerated schedule since a three-ton load limit was instituted earlier this year. Transportation officials say the bridge carries more than 7,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River between Paducah and Ledbetter on an average day.

Infrastucture and Highways
10:39 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Ledbetter Bridge Could Open May 2013: One Year Ahead of Schedule

Ledbetter Bridge

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday a plan to accelerate construction of the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter, enabling motorists to begin using it more than a year ahead of schedule.

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4:32 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

US 60 Ledbetter Barges/Crane on Track to Reopen

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to resume hanging steel on the new US 60 Ledbetter Bridge next Monday. C.J. Mahan Contracting has had construction crews working on other phases of the project while a salvage team has been working to re-float a crane barge at the site.

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3:36 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Barge Salvage Work Continues

Salvagers are at work on a partially submerged barge near the site of the new US 60 Ledbetter Bridge between McCracken and Livingston Counties. 

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