Eggners Ferry Bridge re-opens to much fanfare

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Reporter - Robert Bradfield
Photojournalist - Chad Darnall

AURORA, Ky. — After four months of waiting, cars were allowed back on the Eggners Ferry Bridge around 1 p.m. Friday.

More than three dozens cars waited on the Trigg County side for the go-ahead and once given the green light, traffic was steady throughout the day.

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson visited Friday's reopening.

"There's about 2,800 or 3,000 people a day that normally take this bridge," he said. "Then the tourism and the good weather comes, and the tourism season comes, and then expands beyond that 28, 2,900."

The Transportation Cabinet is in the process of replacing the bridge, along with the nearby bridge over Lake Barkley on the eastern side of Land Between the Lakes. Pre-construction work, including geotechnical drilling, began months ago.

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