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VIDEO: Final Ledbetter Bridge Span Demolished

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors have demolished the third and final span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge with explosives.

The demolition contractor has 24 hours to clear steel from the Tennessee River bottom to restore tow boat traffic. Once the river is clear of debris, work will begin to take down the four main piers that supported the 83 year old bridge that connected McCracken to Livingston County.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says the blasts will likely be delayed a few weeks to place explosives. Video credit: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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