Crews Demolish Portion Of Old Eggners Ferry Bridge

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jul 24, 2016

A portion of Old Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake has been demolished.

The bridge came down shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Those with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the demolition team spent a large part of the weekend carefully placing and checking explosive charges. They’ve been placed at critical points on truss B, C, D, and E.

The old bridge has spanned Kentucky Lake for decades.

According to reports, a 1,000-foot clear zone surrounded the blast site. 

A tow boat blew a horn three times and counted down the minutes prior to the blast.

Traffic was halted on the New US 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge for around a half-hour starting at 6:15 a.m. Monday. The new bridge will be checked for blast debris from the old bridge before traffic will be allowed to continue.