Eggners Ferry Bridge reopens to traffic

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Eggners Ferry Bridge

AURORA, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a western Kentucky bridge has reopened to traffic.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd told WPSD-TV (http://bit.ly/1SwxPCy) that the Eggners Ferry Bridge reopened at 5 a.m. Wednesday, about 22 hours after closing so workers could move the main arch of a new bridge into place. Marine traffic is still halted. Work to install the span is expected to continue throughout the day.

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The $131.5 million bridge will replace the outdated span that carries U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 traffic over the Kentucky Lake-Tennessee River navigation channel and connects Aurora, Kentucky, to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Information from: WPSD-TV, http://www.wpsdlocal6.com

 

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