The four-lane bridge will replace the aging two-lane Eggner Ferry Bridge, which dates back to 1932 and carries U.S. 68/Ky. 80 over Kentucky Lake and joins Marshall and Trigg Counties.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd said their goal is to have traffic on the new bridge on the Kentucky Lake by December 2015. He also said construction should start fairly soon.
“A project of this size takes a lot of very large and specialized equipment,” Todd said. “I expect that in the next month or so, you will see them ramp up pretty quickly, equipment being delivered to the site ... over about the next month or so. They’ll have to order steel, things like that, to actually be able to get started on construction.”
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