Controlled explosions test work at Lagoon Bridge
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 28, 2013 | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Work on the Lagoon Bridge at Aurora is proceeding.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

Work on the Lagoon Bridge at Aurora is proceeding.

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The first of several “dynamic road tests” to check the strength of the Lagoon Bridge at Aurora so far was conducted Friday night, said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd.

This was the latest milestone in the almost $25 million project, with construction going on since May, and of that $25 million, $7.8 million is allocated for the testing, Todd said. There will be three or four more of these tests conducted every week or 10 days, he added. Massman Construction Company out of Kansas City, Mo., was awarded the contract.

The Lagoon Bridge is the first part of a four-lane replacement bridge over all of Kentucky Lake. Todd says that if all goes well, they could seek bids on the new Eggner Ferry Bridge late this year or early next year, with work on the new Lawrence Memorial Bridge over Lake Barkley starting about a year after work starts on the new Eggner Ferry Bridge.

“The Lagoon Bridge project is a very significant portion of what they’re doing out there,” said Todd, who explained how the testing worked.

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