Regional
2:00 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Governor Announces Contract to Repair Western Kentucky Bridge

The western Kentucky bridge that was taken out by a ship will be repaired by Memorial Day.  Governor Steve Beshear on Thusday announced the award of an emergency contract to fix the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake. The governor says the $7 million fix will save the crucial summer tourism season for the region around Land Between the Lakes. 

"Quite honestly, this is a lot sooner than I thought was possible when we first saw the damage to the bridge," remarked Beshear.

The Eggners Ferry has been closed since January, when a cargo vessel tore off a 322-foot section of the bridge. Hall Contracting, the same company that repaired the Sherman Minton bridge in Louisville, will head the project.