Families say goodbye to Old Eggners Ferry Bridge

Sheryl Cook got up early Monday morning to say goodbye to the Old Eggners Ferry Bridge.

"I heard the explosion, and I thought it didn’t work. And then, all of a sudden, the next thing I knew it was down," says Cook.

In a matter of seconds, the bridge was gone, but Cook says the memories of driving across it are always going to be there.

"Scared the daylights out of me," says Cook. "Every time I’d meet a tractor trailer, I would hang on to the steering wheel until my knuckles were white."

Vicki Partney has similar memories.

"Oh, I was terrified for years to drive over it, and I’ve heard so many people that didn’t like to drive over it," says Vicki Partney.

Her husband, Jeff Partney, was one of those people who despised the old bridge. He drove over it at least twice a day for 17 years.

"I’ve lost several mirrors on my truck in the past from other trucks slapping my mirrors on my truck," says Jeff Partney.

However, Linda Pogue says the tiny bridge didn’t bother her. In fact, out of all the people I spoke to on Monday, she was the only one who didn’t want to see it come down.

"I hated to see it go down," says Pogue. "I wanted it to stay so we could walk across it."

The demolition isn’t complete yet. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says piers and a couple spans are still up. He says crews will be back in a few weeks to finish the job.

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