Commercial river traffic still being blocked at site of new Eggners Ferry Bridge construction

Commercial river traffic on Kentucky Lake is still being blocked due to work on the new Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says they were hoping to open the river to commercial traffic by 7:00 a.m.

They were unable to do so because crews have not completely removed the jacking towers used to life the main span into place on the new bridge.

Crews had to stop Wednesday night around 10:45 p.m. because the weather made it too dangerous to continue.

Work should resume Thursday morning as the weather is expected to be more favorable.

The river is open to pleasure boat traffic and fishing boats. 

Pleasure boat drivers are asked to maintain a safe distance from the main span as work continues.

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