Contract awarded for Eggner Ferry Bridge
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Feb 12, 2014 | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Pictured above is an illustration of what the completed Eggner Ferry Bridge will look like at road level once it’s completed next year. The hope is to have it ready for traffic by December of next year. After that, officials will look at demolishing the old one. Pictured below is a rendering of the new Eggner Ferry Bridge, from the Marshall County side.</i>
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Pictured above is an illustration of what the completed Eggner Ferry Bridge will look like at road level once it’s completed next year. The hope is to have it ready for traffic by December of next year. After that, officials will look at demolishing the old one. Pictured below is a rendering of the new Eggner Ferry Bridge, from the Marshall County side.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded the $131.5 million Kentucky Lake replacement bridge project to Johnson Brothers Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday morning.

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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