F&H Wins Kentucky Geotechnical Contract
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Florence & Hutcheson has been awarded a large geotechnical contract in Kentucky to provide services for two signature bridges, Eggner’s Ferry Bridge and the Lawrence Memorial Bridge. The bridges are located over Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake in Marshall and Trigg Counties. The contract includes lab work and engineering, with the possibility of drilling as well.
“The Kentucky contract is a big win for Florence & Hutcheson. We are honored to continue providing geotechnical services to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,” said Shannon Provance, Geotechnical Manager. “Our experience and prior service to KYTC along with our knowledge of subsurface conditions within the region was key to winning the contract. Understanding how the geotechnical recommendations affect the overall project design is a strong component of our approach. There are few other firms who can show this capability, particularly the ‘geotech only’ firms. Versatility is a part of the unique structuring of our team.”
The current bridges have served as a gateway to the Land between the Lakes and are almost 80 years old (built in 1932). The new bridges will be about eight miles apart, connected by a new four-lane section of US 68/KY 80 that is now under construction. The Governor just announced that each bridge design will consist of basket handle arch spans. The project is expected to be well underway by the fall of 2009.