|Officials still mulling bridge options|
There’s still no way to know what the ultimate temporary solution will be to getting vehicles across Kentucky Lake at the site of the partially collapsed Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says replacement of the 322 foot section taken out by the cargo vessel Thursday night is the best option if everything is stable.
The problem is that an LBL Ranger noticed a bent railing Saturday indicating the supporting pier may be shifting. Todd says that would be a game-changer.
Todd says he should know soon when divers can be at the bridge site to install motion detecting sensors.
One other option that is possible is a ferry, but Todd says it would be very difficult to take the 2,600 vehicles a day that crossed the bridge across on a ferry.
Todd also reminded residents that police agencies are issuing citations to people ignoring the barricades and walking on the bridge, which very well could be unstable and unsafe.