Progress continues to be made concerning the construction of a new span for Eggners Ferry Bridge.
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say structural steel for the new span is being assembled at the Lyon County Riverport at Eddyville.
Over the weekend, steel workers managed to assemble the flooring frame of the new truss section and partially assemble the deck support structure.
Officials say after the assembly is complete, it will be lifted onto a barge to be transported to the Eggners Ferry Bridge site and placed on the existing piers.
Since January 26th, the bridge has been closed after a 8,200 ton cargo ship crashed into the bridge and knocked off a 322 foot span into Kentucky Lake.
Hall Contracting of Louisville has a $7 million contract to replace the missing span and reopen the bridge by Memorial Day weekend and the company faces a $50,000 penalty for each day the company goes beyond the May 27th deadline for restoring traffic on the bridge.
Prior to the events of January 26th, Eggners Ferry Brudge normally carried about 2,600 vehicles across Kentucky Lake each day at the Marshall-Trigg County line between Aurora and Cadiz.