Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Eggner's Ferry Bridge update

Divers are inspecting the bridge piers to see if they moved after impact.

What I'd like to know is how many lawyers are working on this thing right now, but that's something we may never know.


After 2 1/2 years of the Ohio River Blog, this is post number 1,000 of those that are still up. Some went up and came down for various reasons, but if you keep hitting the buttons at the bottom of the page and keep going to the end, you will see my 1,000 entries.

I wish I had something profound to say, but I don't, so we may as well end this historic occasion here and move on to the next item of business.

This, that and other things

Here's another blogger's take on the Eggner's Ferry situation, with reference to road and bridge talk in the Louisville area. Usual disclaimer: I'm not endorsing the views in this person's blog. I merely link to it in case you're interested.


Meanwhile, the commonwealth of Kentucky has issued a notice that it will have a meeting March 1 for contractors interested in a bridge project in downtown Louisville. A contract could be awarded in October.

Meanwhile, here's an interesting lead from The Courier-Journal:

A string of annual increases in spring enrollment at Indiana University Southeast and the University of Louisville came to a screeching halt this year — and officials say the shutdown of the Sherman Minton Bridge deserves at least some of the blame.


And the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will have a public hearing Thursday about a proposed landfill at the J.M. Stuart Power Station near Maysville, Ky., and its permit to discharge hot water into creeks that flow into the Ohio River. According to the Maysville, Ky., paper, the plant is allowed to discharge water that's 82 to 85 degrees, but it has been releasing water as hot as 100 degrees.


One more thing: I hate it when local TV reporters get cute or dramatic (worse, both) when doing stories about someone finding a body floating in the river. And that's all I've got to say about that.