Eggner Ferry Bridge work on schedule
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
May 09, 2012 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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<i>Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record<p> Crews (above) poured concrete pedestals on the Trigg County side of the Eggner Ferry Bridge on Wednesdsay and on the Marshall County side of the bridge on Thursday.</i>
Concrete pedestals that were added to the piers on the Eggner Ferry Bridge last Wednesday should help the new span match up with the existing spans despite the newer steel in the replacement span.

That is what Keith Todd, public information officer for Districts One and Two of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said last week.

Crews with Hall Contracting of Kentucky – the contractor working on the replacement span – poured concrete pedestals on top of pier caps on he Trigg County and Marshall County sides of the bridge last week. Todd said that the pedestals will help the spans match properly, in light of the fact that steel is made differently than it was in when the bridge was completed in 1931.

“Some of the rocker panels that were out there were obviously damaged when the span was knocked off the bridge,” Todd said. “What we’re doing specifically today, is they’re pouring some pedestals, and these pedestals will essentially replace those rocker panels, and that will help the steel to match up with the existing steel on the bridge, so that your deck is smooth from one side to the other.”

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