New span and cranes arrive at Eggner Ferry Bridge
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
May 16, 2012 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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<i>Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record<p> Crews with Hall Contracting put in place the new 322-foot replacement span for the Eggner Ferry Bridge (above) Tuesday afternoon.</i>
On-site construction at the Eggner Ferry Bridge began in earnest on Tuesday, after some delays caused be difficulties involving loading the cranes onto the barges at the Eddyville Riverport.

The three barges, which Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd Todd referred to as the “Eggner Ferry Bridge Replacement Span Flotilla,” left the Eddyville Riverport at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday and successfully arrived at the bridge site at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Todd had earlier estimated that the 30-mile trip would take about six hours.

On the three barges were the replacement 322-foot span and two cranes. The barge was moved down Lake Barkley, through the Land Between the Lakes Canal and up Kentucky Lake to the Eggner Ferry Bridge site.

The new truss was put in place on Tuesday afternoon, with a concrete deck to be poured soon thereafter, said Todd.

The truss was successfully loaded onto the barge on Thursday. They had originally planned on finishing the loading process for the cranes on Friday, but delays kept the barge from moving until early Monday afternoon.

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