LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A massive piece of equipment that's 100-feet long and weighs 30 tons is now at the bottom of the Arkansas River thanks to high waters.
Construction crews working on the Broadway Bridge expansion project say high water levels led the equipment to fall into the river Friday.
No one THV11 talked to expected the incident to have any effect on the timeline for the project. It will, however, affect the construction company in charge of the expansion because not only will they need to replace the equipment, they'll need to go into the water and get all 30 tons of it out of the river.
About 45 feet below the murky surface of the river sits a drill shaft template, a huge piece of construction equipment jarred free in last week's high water.