Governor Steve Beshear made two stops in the Pennyrile this afternoon, with the first regarding repairs at Eggners Ferry Bridge.
Governor Beshear visited the site on which workers will assemble the steel truss for a replacement span to repair and reopen the damaged Eggners Ferry Bridge on Kentucky Lake.
Beshear says crews from Hall Contracting of Louisville are fabricating the steel components at the company’s yard in Louisville.
The completed truss will then be transported by barge upriver to the bridge site, where it will be hoisted into place and crews also plan to build a deck for the bridge.
Governor Beshear says Eggners Ferry Bridge will hopefully be opened back up for traffic by May 27th.
Governor Beshear previously announced that Hall Contracting was awarded a $7 million emergency contract from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to build a replacement span after a large cargo vessel, the Delta Mariner, crashed into the bridge causing a 322-foot span to be knocked off from the structure on the night of January 26th.