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Cargo vessel to pass under western Ky. bridge

The Delta Mariner crashed into the bridge in February. The Delta Mariner crashed into the bridge in February.
Work on putting up a replacement span on the Eggner's Ferry Bridge (Source: cNews) Work on putting up a replacement span on the Eggner's Ferry Bridge (Source: cNews)
MARSHALL-TRIGG COUNTY LINE, KY (KFVS) -

The cargo vessel that crashed into a western Kentucky bridge is scheduled to pass under it again on Friday evening.

A state transportation spokesman says the Delta Mariner should be passing under the Eggner's Ferry Bridge between 5-7 p.m.

The large cargo vessel crashed into the Eggner's Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky in February.

The ship took out a huge section of the bridge.

Crews worked to remove the debris from the ship and it was later was moved to the James Marine shipyard in Paducah.

According to a Foss Maritime spokeswoman Suzanne Lagoni, repairs were made and the ship passed inspection.

The cargo on board was not damaged.  The ship proceeded its route to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

A 322-foot replacement span was being put into place this week on the bridge.

Meanwhile, contractors are optimistic about re-opening the bridge on Memorial Day Weekend.

Contractors are placing the last of the reinforcing steel and forms required for pouring a concrete deck on the new span this weekend.

Engineers say security will be stepped up around the bridge this weekend to ensure safety at the site.

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