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Construction barge sinking in Tennessee River

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A barge that is supporting a construction
crane was discovered sinking into the Tennessee River over the
Memorial Day weekend at the site of a new bridge being built
between Paducah and Ledbetter.
Construction on the new bridge that will carry U.S. 60 over the
Tennessee River was halted for the holiday, but a worker who
stopped by the site on Sunday noticed a barge carrying a crane was
listing into the water.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said Tuesday that divers
were expected on Wednesday to evaluate the listing barge. Spokesman
Keith Todd said the incident shouldn't significantly delay the
bridge project.
On Monday the barge was secured to the shoreline on the
Livingston side of the river and booms have been placed in the
water around the barge.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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