A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bridge inspection team inspected 4
piers on Eggners Ferry Bridge today to further review the 80-year old structure.
According to transportation officials, the examination of the piers will help engineers properly develop several options to replace the 322 foot span that was knocked off the bridge when an 8,200 ton cargo ship, Delta Mariner crashed into it last month.
Officials report climb team members took a detailed look at piers 4,5,6,7 and required them to rappel from the top of each pier down to the water.
As previously reported, the inspectors were checking the structural integrity of each pier and specifically looked at the structural integrity at the construction joint where new pier sections were added to raise the height of the bridge.
Meanwhile, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports an electrical crew continues to make progress on efforts to provide a reliable power source to the bridge.