Bridge Reopens after Barge Hit

Aurora, KY – The US-68, Kentucky-80 bridge over Kentucky Lake on the Marshall-Trigg County lines has reopened after a barge collision this morning closed the span to traffic. The bridge carries traffic into the western entrance to the Land Between the Lakes. Kentucky Transportation Spokesman Keith Todd says part of the barge tow that struck the bridge sunk outside the river channel. Five others broke free but have been retrieved. The barges were reportedly loaded with grain.