Eggners Ferry Bridge to be replaced by more modern bridge
FRANKFORT, Ky - The Eggners Ferry Bridge will be replaced by a more modern four-lane bridge.
The $131.5 million project has been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to Johnson Brothers Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas.
The project anticipates to replace the Eggners Ferry Bridge, built in 1932 with a modern design of four travel lanes, each 11 feet wide, plus 4-foot shoulders and a 10-foot-side pedestrian/bicycle path.
The replacement of the Eggners Ferry Bridge is the first of the much-anticipated twin Lake Bridges in the tourism-rich Jackson Purchase of Western Kentucky.
Governor Beshear says, "replacement of the bridges over Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley has been a priority of my administration because of their importance to the tourism industry of western Kentucky."
Once the entirety of the project is completed, the Lake Bridges Project will provide a continuous, four-lane route from Aurora to Cadiz, crossing both lakes and Lane Between the Lakes.
The Eggners Ferry Bridge now serves as the western entrance to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Additional information on the project is available at www.lakebridges.com.
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