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Concrete Barriers to be Moved
7:40 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Preparations are Underway for Sherman Minton Bridge Re-opening

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving concrete barrier walls and replacing them with orange barrels and signs, as they prepare for the re-opening of the Sherman Minton bridge. The structure was closed in September after a significant crack was discovered in a load-carrying steel beam on the bridge, which carries Interstate 64 traffic between  Louisville and New Albany, Indiana.

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Bridge Collapse at Kentucky Lake
8:31 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Bridge over Kentucky Lake Damaged

site of bridge collapse over Kentucky Lake
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The 312 foot Delta Mariner struck the traffic deck of the Eggners Ferry Bridge last night, causing the collapse of a two hundred foot section of the structure. Emergency officials say none of the twenty crew members on board were injured and there is no indication any vehicles were on the bridge at the time of the incident.

The Eggners Ferry Bridge spans a little more than a half mile over Kentucky Lake. It is at the western entrance to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.