Plan is to put up temporary span to reopen fallen bridge across Kentucky Lake
02/16/2012 07:42 AM
State transportation engineers will know for sure within the next few weeks whether the parts of the Eggner’s Ferry bridge still standing are safe enough to support a temporary span to put up a temporary span, Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.
“I think definitely on a temporary basis we’re going to have to go in that direction,” Beshear said after examining the bridge for the first time on Wednesday.
The bridge has been closed since a ship carrying rocket parts smashed into the bridge on Jan. 26. It knocked out a major support tress, closing the bridge that carries between 2,000 and 3,000 cars a day on U.S. 68 and 80 across Kentucky Lake.
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