Crews Demolish Old Lake Barkley Bridge In Ky.

Posted at 2:20 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 11:29:39-04

An eyesore in western Kentucky is now gone as crews demolished the old Lake Barkley Bridge on Wednesday morning. 

The bridge is part of New US 68/KY 80. Crews used explosives to bring down two spans of the bridge.

The road was closed to vehicle traffic between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic was stopped about 20 minutes prior to the detonation and boat traffic was kept away from the bridge.

After the explosion, personnel spent about an hour making sure there was no debris from the blast on the new bridge nearby.

People who typically take this route in the mornings faced a 40 minute detour around the lake.