That is according to announcement made Friday afternoon by Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Beshear said the report, made after an underwater inspection team inspected the bridge, was a positive step in the efforts to make a temporary repair that will allow state crews to restore traffic across Kentucky Lake.
“From the beginning, our engineers, working with expert consultants whom we brought in, have been planning for repairs under multiple scenarios,” Beshear said. “But now we have a better idea of exactly what we are dealing with.”
Keith Todd, public information officer for Districts One and Two of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said the results of this report mean traffic might be able to return to the bridge before a new four-lane bridge could be built.
Todd said the inspection team report states that Piers 5, 6 and 7 are in “fair condition from the waterline to the channel bottom.”
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