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Apologistnky
post Mar 8 2012, 10:16 PM
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finally...an update!

Governor Steve Beshear held a press conference to announce the awarding of a contract to replace missing span of Eggners Ferry Bridge. The 300+ foot section was destroyed as a result of an allison involving a cargo ship, Delta Mariner, on January 26th of this year.

Hall Contracting of Kentucky has been awarded the contract to replace missing span with the target completion date of this upcoming Memorial Day.

During the press conference, Gov. Beshear also commented that the proposed temporary ferry option was ruled out due to costs and time associated to construct access ramps and dredging, as well as unavailability of companies to operate it.


For more detailed info, click on the links listed below...



http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?


http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Governor-announces-plan-to-repair-Eggners-Ferry-Bridge--141974913.html


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post Mar 8 2012, 10:44 PM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Mar 8 2012, 10:16 PM) *
finally...an update!

Governor Steve Beshear held a press conference to announce the awarding of a contract to replace missing span of Eggners Ferry Bridge. The 300+ foot section was destroyed as a result of an allison involving a cargo ship, Delta Mariner, on January 26th of this year.

Hall Contracting of Kentucky has been awarded the contract to replace missing span with the target completion date of this upcoming Memorial Day.

During the press conference, Gov. Beshear also commented that the proposed temporary ferry option was ruled out due to costs and time associated to construct access ramps and dredging, as well as unavailability of companies to operate it.


For more detailed info, click on the links listed below...



http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?


http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Governor-announces-plan-to-repair-Eggners-Ferry-Bridge--141974913.html


Thanks Apolo! smile.gif Been looking for something in here and knew you'd come through
for us! No fairie service either? sad.gif


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post Mar 9 2012, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Mar 8 2012, 10:16 PM) *
finally...an update!

Governor Steve Beshear held a press conference to announce the awarding of a contract to replace missing span of Eggners Ferry Bridge. The 300+ foot section was destroyed as a result of an
allison involving a cargo ship, Delta Mariner, on January 26th of this year.

Hall Contracting of Kentucky has been awarded the contract to replace missing span with the target completion date of this upcoming Memorial Day.

During the press conference, Gov. Beshear also commented that the proposed temporary ferry option was ruled out due to costs and time associated to construct access ramps and dredging, as well as unavailability of companies to operate it.


For more detailed info, click on the links listed below...
http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Governor-announces-plan-to-repair-Eggners-Ferry-Bridge--141974913.html


Are allisons a Kentucky thing. Rest of the English speaking world generally refers to them as collisions.smile.gif

I am surprised at the length of time it has taken the State of Kentucky to respond to this incident. Disgraceful!

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post Mar 9 2012, 08:50 PM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Mar 9 2012, 07:22 PM) *
Are allisons a Kentucky thing. Rest of the English speaking world generally refers to them as collisions. smile.gif

I am surprised at the length of time it has taken the State of Kentucky to respond to this incident. Disgraceful!


From Duhaime.org (a Law site, section dealing with legal definitions):
"An allision is a collision between a moving vessel and a stationary object."

Apolo prefers being technically correct...he reads extensively.

Hey mm, if you would stop shooting the messenger (he doesn't seem to be
wearing much protective equipment), maybe he would update more often.
I beg him for updates and then he gets complaints about things he has
no control over dry.gif . You're not helping my cause any.

And to Apolo...yeah, I know, you don't need me running interference but then,
unsure.gif ....don't see you around anywhere!



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post Mar 10 2012, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Mar 9 2012, 04:22 PM) *
Are allisons a Kentucky thing. Rest of the English speaking world generally refers to them as collisions.smile.gif

That wasn't very nice.


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post Mar 10 2012, 11:47 AM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Mar 9 2012, 08:50 PM) *
From Duhaime.org (a Law site, section dealing with legal definitions):
"An allision is a collision between a moving vessel and a stationary object."

Apolo prefers being technically correct...he reads extensively.

Hey mm, if you would stop shooting the messenger (he doesn't seem to be
wearing much protective equipment), maybe he would update more often.
I beg him for updates and then he gets complaints about things he has
no control over dry.gif . You're not helping my cause any.

And to Apolo...yeah, I know, you don't need me running interference but then,
unsure.gif ....don't see you around anywhere!

A nautical term I have never heard mentioned in the two nautical locales I have lived in for the past 40+ years

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/allision


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post Mar 12 2012, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Mar 9 2012, 07:22 PM) *
Are allisons a Kentucky thing. Rest of the English speaking world generally refers to them as collisions. smile.gif

I am surprised at the length of time it has taken the State of Kentucky to respond to this incident. Disgraceful!



QUOTE(mmi16 @ Mar 10 2012, 11:47 AM) *
A nautical term I have never heard mentioned in the two nautical locales I have lived in for the past 40+ years

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/allision


As for the terminology to describe the event involving the bridge/ship at Eggners ferry this past January. I'm seeing, in various state and local media outlets, "allison", "collision", "incident", "accident", all being used...in various reports.

As for the 'slowness' being exhibited...actually heard a joke about Kentuckians once that goes: "we may walk slow and talk slow...but we all the time thinking!" Don't know if applies to governmental entities too...but whatdya gonna do?

Thanks for the link, mmi.


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post Apr 16 2012, 12:14 PM
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USCG / NTSB Public Hearings this week:

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board, in conjunction with United States Coast Guard officials, are holding a series of hearings this week in Paducah, Ky. The purpose of the hearings, open to the public [and available as a "live stream" online broadcast ( http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Live-stream-of-Eggners-Ferry-Bridge-hearing-147602435.html )]during the week, is to gather testimony and evidence regarding the allison that occurred at Eggners Ferry Bridge involving the cargo ship Delta Mariner this past January 26th.

No criminal or civil responsibility will be affixed, nor will any conclusions or analysis be offered as a result of and during this process. Facts and testimony gathered will be forwarded to the Coast Guard's Eighth District office in New Orleans and the Office of Investigative and Casualty Analysis, United States Coast Guard in Washington D.C.where a final report will be issued.

links:
http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Live-...-147602435.html

http://www.d8.uscgnews.com/go/doc/425/1366627/


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post Apr 16 2012, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Apr 16 2012, 01:14 PM) *
USCG / NTSB Public Hearings this week:

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board, in conjunction with United States Coast Guard officials, are holding a series of hearings this week in Paducah, Ky. The purpose of the hearings, open to the public [and available as a "live stream" online broadcast ( http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Live-stream-of-Eggners-Ferry-Bridge-hearing-147602435.html )]during the week, is to gather testimony and evidence regarding the allison that occurred at Eggners Ferry Bridge involving the cargo ship Delta Mariner this past January 26th.

No criminal or civil responsibility will be affixed, nor will any conclusions or analysis be offered as a result of and during this process. Facts and testimony gathered will be forwarded to the Coast Guard's Eighth District office in New Orleans and the Office of Investigative and Casualty Analysis, United States Coast Guard in Washington D.C.where a final report will be issued.

links:
http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Live-...-147602435.html

http://www.d8.uscgnews.com/go/doc/425/1366627/

Seems to have taken quite some time to acutally begin the 'formal' investigation. In comparison the Titanic sunk April 15 and US Congressional hearings on the event began April 19 of the same year.

http://www.senate.gov/reference/reference_item/titanic.htm


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post Apr 17 2012, 08:03 AM
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Highlights of Monday's testimony:

State engineer knew lights weren't working...
District Traffic engineer supervisor questioned on bridge lighting plan...

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/State...-147686175.html

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

Scheduled for Tuesday:

Coast Guard audio of incident...
Delta Mariner captain to testify...


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post Apr 18 2012, 06:01 AM
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Highlights of Tuesdays' hearing:

20 minute playback of Pilot house audio recorder...features conversation between Master Captain Lloyd Patten, Chief Mate Captain John Newland, & Advisory Pilot Captain William Collins prior to and including bridge impact.

Chief Mate John Newland questioned for 4 hours on events leading up to impact

Eric Washburn, Bridge Manager for Coast Guard District 8, was questioned on bridge lighting.


http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Chief...-147857845.html


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Day 3 hearing highlights:

Various Foss Maritime officials, owners of the Delta Mariner, testified today.

Scott Merritt, Senior Vice-President of Operations, answered questions regarding hiring policies of river pilots.

Bobby Pepper, General Manager of Delta Mariner, answered questions regarding the work environment of Foss Maritime, in general and the Delta Mariner specifically and how employees are encouraged to speak up.

Questions were raised by NTSB and US Coast Guard investigators regarding River Pilot Captain William Collins having valid Coast Guard credentials.

Former Delta Mariner Second Mate Shawn Quinn, testified on the ships' navigational preparations.

http://wkdzradio.com/pages/12875530.php?contentType=4&contentId=10428267

Scheduled to testify Thursday; Delta Mariner Master Captain Lloyd Patten


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Day 4 highlights:
  • Testimony from Master Captain Lloyd Patten & 3rd Mate Captain Frank Altany regarding moments prior, & subsequent decision on the Delta Mariner's course as they approached Eggners Ferry Bridge.
  • Attorney for Advisory Pilot Captain William Collins, Spivey Gault, reiterated claim that bridge lights were not working at the time of the incident.
  • Friday expected to be final day of testimony.
http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Attorneys-claim-Eggners-Ferry-Bridge-lights-not-working-night-of-crash--148189855.html


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Friday Hearing highlights:
  • Lighting on the Eggners Ferry Bridge, at the time of the allison, was the focal point of the bulk of today's hearing as Advisory Pilot Captain William Collins testified as to procedures involved in navigating the bridge.
  • Kentucky DoT attorneys revealed that warnings furnished to Coast Guard were in place with regards to lighting issues on Eggners Ferry Bridge as result of previous collisions by river barges in months prior to allison of Jan 26th.
  • Lead Investigator, US Coast Guard Lt. Jamie Salinas stated that the hearings have concluded at this point and that the investigation will continue. He also stated that the final report may not be available for another 6 months to a year.
http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/9733134.php?


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People that don't think navigation lights on bridges don't mean anything and don't need to be fixed as soon as they are reported should be strung up by the body appendage of ones choice.


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Apr 20 2012, 08:05 PM) *
People that don't think navigation lights on bridges don't mean anything and don't need to be fixed as soon as they are reported should be strung up by the body appendage of ones choice.


There's an idea for the bridge re-opening ceremony...could leave the corpses as "channel markers!"


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Apr 21 2012, 09:29 PM) *
There's an idea for the bridge re-opening ceremony...could leave the corpses as "channel markers!"

I don't want corpses - the danglees should still be living so they can understand the gravity of their decisions.


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Apr 23 2012, 10:13 AM) *
I don't want corpses - the danglees should still be living so they can understand the gravity of their decisions.


laugh.gif gotta love gravity!!


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Some positive news...for a change!

Work is progressing on the replacement span for the Eggners Ferry Bridge. Hall Contracting, the company whose previous work included the repair of the Sherman Minton I-64 span in Louisville, is confident that the span will be completed by the May 27th deadline set for reopening the bridge.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beashear, along with other state and local representatives, held a press conference from Eddyville Port Authority where the replacement span is being pre-assembled. From that location, on the Cumberland River, the span along with the cranes needed to hoist the span into place, will be floated across The Trace Channel which connects the Tennessee & Cumberland rivers at Grand Rivers. From there it will head downstream to the bridge location near Aurora.

http://www.wkdzradio.com/Construction-Of-Bridge-Truss-Begins-In-Eddyville/12935011

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Gov-B...-148778665.html


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Progress report:

Officials with Hall Contracting and the Ky. Dept. of Transportation have reported that the replacement truss span, constructed at the Eddyville, Ky Riverport complex, has been fully assembled, inspected and was loaded today on barges to begin it's trip downriver to the Eggners Ferry Bridge site. Officials commented that the span, along with accompanying cranes and equipment, could begin to be ferried to the site by end of this weekend. Click on link for detailed story and accompanying photos.

http://wkdzradio.com/Eggners-Ferry-Bridge-Span-Loaded-Onto-Barge/13091800


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