Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Drilling Crew Prepares to Start Work at US 68 Lake Barkley Bridge Trigg County

ky trans 300TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (6/9/14) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects to start drilling near the US 68/Kentucky 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at in Trigg County sometime this afternoon.

The Five M Transportation Motor Vessel Gail Ann and work barges hauling drilling equipment have arrived at Cumberland River mile point 63.1in Lake Barkley and are anchored near the US 68/Kentucky 80 Henry Lawrence Memorial Bridge at Canton.

The crew will be sampling subsurface rock at the specific location of each pier for the new US 68/Kentucky 80 Lake Barkley Bridge.

The drilling crew will be collecting specific data on bedrock beneath the lake to help guide engineers as they finalize the design of pier foundations. While the floating drilling rig will not impact vehicular traffic crossing the bridge, the crew will be closely coordinating their work with the US Coast Guard to avoiding impeding river traffic at the site.

The crew had planned to start work last week, but weather and other issues delayed their arrival.

Plans for the new bridge are expected to be ready for construction to start in early 2015. The new bridge, estimated to cost about $150 million, will be built just downstream from the existing bridge at Canton.

The new Canton bridge will be a basket handle arch design to match the new bridge across Kentucky Lake that is just starting construction. The new Eggners Ferry Bridge at the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes is expected to be ready for traffic in December 2015.

The existing US 68/Kentucky 80 Cumberland River/Lake Barkley Bridge, also known as the Lawrence Memorial Bridge and the Canton Bridge, carries approximately 3,800 vehicles in an average day. The existing bridge is located at US 68 mile point 8.596 in Trigg County and serves as the eastern entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

For more information go to www.lakebridges.com.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Community United Chili Cook-Off Seeking Contestants

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/21/14) — Participants are now being sought for the 2nd Annual Community United Chili Cook-Off… Read More

Auction Raises More than $80,000 for Scholarships at WKCTC

PADUCAH, Ky. (9/22/14) — More than 400 people attended West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Scholarship… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 19, 2014 4672

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 20, 2014 3566

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 3417

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 18, 2014 3093

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 19, 2014 2842

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3417

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2842

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 18, 2014 1906

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1814

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 22, 2014 1506

Man Arrested for Slashing Tires

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 20, 2014 1100

Man Charged with Theft After KSP…

in Top Stories by Alexis McGee
September 19, 2014 885

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 19, 2014 861

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 18, 2014 694

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 18, 2014 514

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 20, 2014 3566

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 20, 2014 1654

Paradise NRA Banquet Promises Food, Fun,…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 1317

Third Suspect Charged in Greenville Home…

in Top Stories by MCITF PIO Wes Miller
September 22, 2014 808

Hundreds Turn Out for Greenville Festival

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 774

Muhlenberg Bass Team Members Score…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06