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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In the news: Eggner's Ferry Bridge demolished

Eggner's Ferry Bridge

The Eggner's Ferry Bridge, which crosses Kentucky Lake (and the Tennessee River) at Land Between the Lakes, has been demolished by KyDOT. You can see video of it here:
http://www.wsmv.com/story/32523095/crews-demolish-old-eggners-ferry-bridge-in-ky

This old bridge made national headlines in January 2012 when a boat crashed into this bridge, causing one of the spans to fall down. The bridge that opened in 1932 and carries US68 across the Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake has since reopened but is in the process of being replaced. You can read more about the incident here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggner%27s_Ferry_Bridge#January_201...

When looking at the photos from summer 2014, it's easy to spot the replacement truss. KYDOT was already starting construction on the replacement then. Here is a video of me driving over all of the Land Between the Lakes bridges: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsUjtvvqyNs

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