Steel for Eggner Ferry Bridge span being assembled
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
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<i>Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record<p> Crews did cosmetic work to one of the piers of the Eggner Ferry Bridge this week.</i>
Hall Contracting of Kentucky is making progress on the Eggner Ferry Bridge repair project, and structural steel has been assembled at the Eddyville Riverport this weekend and earlier this week.

That is what Keith Todd, public information officer for Districts One and Two of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said earlier this week. He also said it should be ready to be transported to the bridge site in Aurora next week.

“Over the weekend, steelworkers assembled the flooring frame of the new truss section, and partially assembled the deck support structure,” Todd said. “They were also able to place a lone element of the upper truss.”

On Monday morning, the crew was continuing to place and assemble steel flooring supports for the 322-foot replacement span, said Todd.

Once the steel beams were temporarily bolted into place, crews went back to complete the bolting process to permanently attach the floor beams to other parts of the structure, said Todd, who added that once the assembly is done, it will be lifted onto a barge and will be taken to the bridge site.

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