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The explosive demolition of the old Lake Barkley Bridge is scheduled for mid-April, but some might have a hard time viewing it.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said a settlement agreement was reached this year involving a cargo ship crashing into the old Eggners Ferry Bridge in 2012.


KYTC officials say today's underwater demolition of Pier 3 of the Old Eggners Ferry Bridge will occur around midday Tuesday.

Traffic on US68/KY80 will be halted, the closure is expected to last about 10 to 15 minutes.  

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Preparations to demolish the Old Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake are expected to kick off as early as this afternoon.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says contractors are looking to begin saw cutting on the concrete deck of the 85-year-old structure this week.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing to open the new $133 million Kentucky Lake bridge to traffic.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the new four-lane U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge will open to two-lane traffic in the next two to three weeks. Todd said it’s important to get traffic moved over to the new bridge now so the cabinet and contractors can plot the removal of the 84-year-old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Eggner’s Ferry Bridge on US68/KY80 in Aurora will be restricted to one lane tomorrow (Saturday), from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contractor crews will be doing maintenance work on the existing bridge. KYTC predicts delays will be minimal.

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The Lawrence Memorial Bridge over Lake Barkley at Canton is restricted to one lane today to allow deck patching and guardrail work. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Keith Todd says the restriction is expected to last until 3:00 p.m. 


UPDATE: The U.S. Coast Guard is now permitting some commercial boat traffic under the Eggners Ferry Bridge work zone. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, some smaller tow boats are being allowed to move through with the assistance of a helper boat provided by Johnson Brothers Construction - the contractor on the project.

Workers are still securing the 5 million pound steel truss put in place Tuesday for the new Eggners Ferry Bridge.

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The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is open to vehicle traffic following its closure Tuesday morning to allow placement of a 550 foot main span on the new bridge. 

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UPDATE: Watch progress of the placing of the span live by clicking here

The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will be closed Tuesday to allow crews to place the main span of the new bridge.