Efforts to remove a 322 ft. section of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge and other debris from the Delta Mariner is set to begin tomorrow, weather permitting.
Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Lieutenant Jennifer Jessie says Foss Maritime and the Coast Guard agreed on a plan to remove the steel and concrete and that all of the necessary equipment is in place to begin.
Lieutenant Jessie says there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of tall metal pieces of equipment that would require a delay in action, if forecasted thunderstorms impact the area Saturday.
The Delta Mariner has been sitting in place at the site it crashed into the 80-year old bridge last Thursday night. No one was killed or injured in the incident and motorists have had to use detours to get across Kentucky Lake ever since.