Congressman Ed Whitfield has released a statement regarding the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge as crews continue working toward finding a way to get cars across Kentucky Lake at the Trigg-Marshall County line again.
The congressman says he has been in contact with the Corps of Engineers in regard to a possible ferry service at that location and says he will continue to work with that agency and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to see if the option of a ferry service can become a reality.
Congressman Whitfield says he knows the bridge outage is having a major impact on travel, delayed emergency response and longer work commutes and he wants to see a solution as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, transportation cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says lasers are now being used on the remaining bridge structure to detect even the slightest shift or movement.
Old-fashioned survey work is also being done so crews will be prepared when and if the bridge can someday, somehow be repaired.
The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge was struck by a cargo vessel January 27th, knocking out a 322 foot span. No one was injured or killed in the incident.