- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

AURORA, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the demolition of an old western Kentucky bridge is slated for next week.

Spokesman Keith Todd says crews plan to take down the four main spans of the old Eggners Ferry Bridge Monday morning by explosive demolition. Two shorter spans will be removed by crane on a later date.

A new bridge, which opened in April, now carries U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 traffic over the Kentucky Lake-Tennessee River navigation channel and connects Aurora, Kentucky, to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Officials say traffic on the new bridge will be closed while the demolition takes place. Tow boat traffic will be halted for about 24 hours to accommodate cleanup after the demolition.

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