Old Ledbetter Bridge

Government
12:11 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

VIDEO: Final Ledbetter Bridge Span Demolished

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors have demolished the third and final span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge with explosives.

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Government
12:01 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

VIDEO: KYTC Gives Old Ledbetter Bridge Second Blast

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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

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Government
12:27 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

VIDEO: First Round of Old Ledbetter Bridge Demolition Wraps Up

The first truss of the Old Ledbetter Bridge was demolished this morning in a controlled explosion.
Credit KYTC/Facebook

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wrapped up the first round of demolition on the former U.S. 60 Ledbetter Bridge this morning.

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Government
4:02 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Explosive Demolition Set for Tuesday

Credit KYTC

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

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Infrastructure
6:28 am
Fri September 5, 2014

First Section of Old Ledbetter Bridge Truss to be Demolished

Demolition continues on the old Ledbetter Bridge.
Credit kentucky transportation cabinet

The first truss section of the old Ledbetter Bridge is scheduled for demolition next week, weather permitting. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says C.J. Mahan Construction Company will bring down the bridge’s left descending truss using controlled explosives Thursday September 11.

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Infrastructure
6:18 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Progress on Ledbetter Bridge Demolition

Credit kentucky transportation cabinet

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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Environment
6:19 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Preparation for Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues

Credit KYTC

Engineering analysis work is continuing toward the start of demolition on the Old Ledbetter Bridge crossing the Tennessee River between Livingston and McCracken Counties. Revised demolition plans for the 83 year old structure were submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard for review last week.  

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Environment
1:23 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Demolition on Hold

The Old Ledbetter Bridge after a partial collapse June 22.
Credit KYTC

Demolition is on hold for the Old Ledbetter Bridge spanning the Tennessee River in McCracken County.

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Infrastructure
9:22 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Partially Collapses, KYTC to Conduct Investigation

Credit KYTC

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

Credit KYTC

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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