- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

AURORA, Ky. (AP) - An old western Kentucky bridge that’s been replaced by a new span connecting Marshall and Trigg counties has been demolished.

The old Eggners Ferry bridge opened to traffic in March 1932. After a blast, it collapsed in seconds Monday morning, with the rubble falling into Kentucky Lake.

The Paducah Sun reports (https://bit.ly/2aj38V9) about 5,000 people showed up to watch the demolition, which was part of the $133 million New Eggners Ferry Bridge project.

State transportation officials allowed traffic on the new bridge to resume about 45 minutes after the demolition.

The old bridge underwent repairs after a cargo ship hit it in 2012, tearing down a 322-foot section.



The bridge carries traffic from Aurora to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Traffic was rerouted to the new bridge in April.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, https://www.paducahsun.com

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