Eggner's Ferry Bridge Construction Test Stops KY 80 Traffic
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to stop traffic on the US 68/KY 80 Eggner's Ferry Bridge across Kentucky Lake at 3 PM this afternoon for about 10 to 15 minutes. The halt is to allow a load test, part of construction work on the new Eggner's Ferry Bridge. For the test, the contractor has placed several hundred tons of weight on top of a piling for the Lagoon Bridge. An explosive charge will be detonated which will cause the load to bounce. Data gathered from sensors on the piling will be used in the design of footers for the main bridge piers. The Eggner's Ferry Bridge serves as the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.