Eggner Ferry Bridge salvage work begins
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Oct 31, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Salvage work began in earnest late last week, after cranes and barges (above) were set into place on Kentucky Lake near the Eggner Ferry Bridge.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

Salvage work began in earnest late last week, after cranes and barges (above) were set into place on Kentucky Lake near the Eggner Ferry Bridge.

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Salvage work began last week on debris from the Eggner Ferry Bridge that is still at the bottom of Kentucky Lake, after equipment arrived at the scene starting last Monday.

Lieutenant Jason Franz with the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Paducah said the cleanup process should take about a month to complete, depending on the weather, but that it could take longer should there be inclement weather.

“If there’s snow or heavy rains, they would probably be out there beyond the 30 days,” Franz said.

Crews with Global Diving and Salvage, a contractor hired by Foss Maritime, will clear most but not all of the debris, Franz said. Suzanne Lagoni, media contact for Foss Maritime, confirmed that they hired the crews and that the salvage work started on Thursday.

Lagoni also confirmed the 30-day estimate and said many regional companies, including Southern Marine Construction Company, Crop Production Services and Bailey Port, Inc., are also participating.

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