One Lane on Eggner's Ferry Bridge Friday
By Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
AURORA, KY -
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge on Friday, February 1, 2013.
The lane restriction is to allow roadway surface patching on the bridge deck.
Motorists can expect to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers starting about 9:00 a.m., CST. The work is expected to take about 4 to 6 hours to complete.
Motorists should use caution in this work zone where equipment, flaggers, and bridge maintenance personnel will be on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. Delays should be minimal, generally less than 4 minutes.
The US 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge is at US 68 Marshall County mile point 28.146 and Trigg County mile point 0.0 at the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The Bridge carries approximately 2800 vehicles across Kentucky Lake/The Tennessee River in an average day.
The bridge opened to traffic in March 1932. In 1943 the bridge was closed for 6 months to allow the bridge to be raised to accommodate higher water levels due to the impounding of Kentucky Lake.
A 322 ft. span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge was struck and knocked into Kentucky Lake by the 8200 ton Cargo Ship Delta Mariner on the night of January 26, 2012. KYTC engineers developed plans to rebuild the missing span and restore traffic to the bridge in 17 weeks.
The bridge is at Tennessee River navigation mile point 41.7 near Aurora , KY.