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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