- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

AURORA, Ky. (AP) - Officials say work can resume on three piers of a new western Kentucky bridge where construction was delayed because protected ospreys were nesting there.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says employees have been monitoring nests containing eggs near the new bridge over Kentucky Lake. But a recent inspection found an egg in one of the nests had cracked and wasn’t viable.

The nest has been removed, and the contractor can resume work at three piers. One other nest contains an egg near another pier, and construction remains limited there.

Ospreys within the construction zone for the New Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake and the New Canton Bridge over Lake Barkley are covered under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty.

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