New Eggners Ferry Bridge expected to open to 2 lanes Friday

AURORA, Ky. (AP) – State transportation officials expect the new Eggners Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky to open to two-lane traffic on Friday.

The Transportation Cabinet said in a news release that crews have been working to finish the $133 million bridge project.

Shifting traffic to the new bridge will allow planning to start for demolition of the old Eggners Ferry Bridge. The Coast Guard has asked that the main spans of the existing structure be removed as quickly as possible due to an offset of the navigation channel between structures.

Remaining work on the new bridge is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Finish work will continue along the eastbound lanes while the new bridge is open to two-way traffic on what will become the westbound lanes.


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