LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY — Wondering how building of the brand new U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland, Kentucky, is coming alongside? A time-lapse video launched by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shows how a lot progress has been made thus far.
KYTC District 1 says the contractor on the $6.3 million building mission will start working on footers for the primary piers closest to the riverbank within the weeks forward. The mission’s schedule requires transferring site visitors to the brand new bridge within the spring of 2023. It will change the present bridge, which was in-built 1931.
The cupboard says metal for the primary truss of the brand new bridge has been ordered, and will begin coming in in the course of the summer time of this 12 months.
Starting within the fall, the 700-foot foremost span might be put collectively off-site, then floated to the bridge building web site by barge. It’s anticipated to be prepared and lifted into place within the fall of 2022, the cupboard says.
The new bridge could have a 40-foot-wide, two-lane deck. Its lanes might be 12-feet vast driving with 6-foot shoulders. KYTC District 1 says that can enable passenger automobiles to share the bridge with most farm gear.
Jim Smith Contracting is the primary contractor on the mission.