Government
4:08 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Eggners Ferry bridge closed after tow collision

Update: The bridge has reopened to traffic.  

The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake is CLOSED to traffic after a tow boat pushing several empty barges hit one of the bridge piers.  The U.S. Coast Guard reports the Motor Vessel Evey T was headed downstream when a wind gust blew the tow into the right pier on the main channel just after three this afternoon.  

Authorities are on the scene as a precaution and a KYDOT bridge inspector is en route to run a safety check on the bridge structure.  The inspection will likely mean the bridge will remain closed to traffic until about 6 tonight.