BENTON, Ky. (AP) - A new span has been set into place on a
western Kentucky bridge that collapsed when it was hit by a cargo
ship in January.
Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the span
was put into place Tuesday afternoon. It had been brought by three
barges from the Eddyville Riverport to the Eggner's Ferry Bridge on
Monday, a trip of about 30 miles.
The bridge that carries U.S. 68 and Kentucky 80 between Land
Between the Lakes and Aurora has been closed since the 322-foot
span was torn down Jan. 26.
Todd says Hall Contracting of Kentucky still plans to meet a May
27 deadline to reopen the span.
Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com
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