MARSHALL, Ky.- Progress is being made
on repairs of the Eggners Ferry Bridge in Kentucky.
In February, a barge crashed
into the bridge, removing a 300-foot section. Currently, Kentucky officials say
they are working on getting two large cranes on a barge so it can be sent to
the construction site.
The two cranes will be
responsible for lifting the new span of the bridge. Those cranes aren't
expected to get to the bridge until Sunday morning. Work could then start on
Earlier this week, workers
were checking and tightening 14,000 bolts that have been used to connect beams
for the area of the bridge. Hall Contracting of Kentucky is replacing the
The U.S. 68/Kentucky 80
Eggners Ferry Bridge is the western entrance to Land Between the Lakes National
Recreation Area. Hall's $7 million contract requires that the bridge be
reopened by Memorial Day weekend.