MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky.--The 200 ton steel replacement span arrived at the Eggners Ferry Bridge just before 6 Monday afternoon.
A spokesperson from the transportation cabinet said crews will likely raise the span sometime Tuesday.
There were plenty of people wanting to watch history unfold.
They brought binoculars to the Kenlake State Resort Park to watch as the span arrived.
Meanwhile out on the water, boaters floated about as close as they could.
At the Kenlake Campground the Donaldson Family traveled from Northern Illinois to camp and said they had no idea the price of admission would include a show like this.
"I didn't realize our campground was so close and when we pulled in the state trooper said we're going to be part of, seeing a part of history being made here so it's really interesting," Marie Donaldson said.
In the midst of all the excitement there are those whose lives may never return to what it was before.
While most Aurora businesses stayed afloat not everyone made it.
According to the Marshall County Tourist Commission it's been a pretty good year.
At first the accident brought out a lot of sight seers.
Then the warm weather made for a great fishing season and that led to record room rentals. But there's no doubt traffic flow isn't what it was before the bridge was knocked out of commission. One local family says that's what knocked them out of business.
For five years Kim Frame and family poured almost everything into their store. But last winter was rough enough to take away any cushion they had.
"We ran through everything and I wasn't going to watch it go under under so we had no choice," "One Stop" owner Kim Frame said.
They closed the store and started cleaning the shelves, something Frame didn't want to face.
But you don't have to look far to find success stories.
Randy Newcomb with the Marshall County Tourist Commission said in the first quarter county room rentals were up 20 percent from last year.
Newcomb thinks that could be because people used to cross the bridge and camp in Trigg County, but now they don't have that option. So some are camping in Marshall County others are renting rooms.
Other Aurora business owners like the one at the Hitchin' post say business is about the same.
Newcomb thinks the business lost will return along with new customers.
"I honestly feel when the bridge is back up and running, I believe they'll be able to open back up," Newcomb said.
Luckily the Frame family has another business to fall back on. They also have a tree cutting service, Frame said if they do reopen the store they'll have to take money made from the tree service and put that toward the store.
Newcomb said he's really proud of the business owners in Aurora. That they've really pulled together, the tourist commission created a brochure to try and promote the businesses but he's says on their own, the owners have come together and shared resources to try and bring folks in.
Local 6 checked in with Higgins family, they run the "Lakeview One Stop" and "Higgins Liquors," in Trigg County on the other side of the bridge they said business is better than they expected. If you look at the numbers on a daily basis they're bringing less than half of what they were this time last year.
The Frame family said they donated most of the groceries in their store to local churches and non profits.