EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Beshear has stopped by to check on progress in repairing the Eggner's Ferry Bridge.
The Paducah Sun reported Beshear was in Eddyville Tuesday to see how a steel truss is being assembled to replace one that was knocked down by a ship in January.
The contractor is putting the span together at the Lyon County Riverport. It will be taken by barge to the bridge and hoisted into position by cranes.
The bridge carries about 3,000 vehicles per day between Aurora and the Land Between the Lakes federal reserve. It spans Kentucky Lake.
Beshear said he is confident the contractor can meet a deadline to reopen the bridge by May 27.
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