Demolition scheduled for Old Eggners Ferry Bridge

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled the demolition of the four main spans of the Old Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora for next week.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says crews will perform the explosive demolition of the four main spans of the bridge over Kentucky Lake at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25. 

Todd says the new bridge will be closed to all traffic between 6:15 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. He says four spans will be imploded with explosives and two other spans of the bridge will be lifted and removed by cranes at a later date. 

Todd says there will be a blast radius clear zone of 1,000 feet, and Marshall and Trigg County emergency services, along with Marshall County sheriff’s deputies, will patrol the lake to enforce the clear zone.

Todd says cranes will move into place to retrieve steel from the lake bottom right after the demolition. Authorities will also halt tow boat traffic during the blast and steel recovery work. Todd says the Coast Guard requires the contractor to clear the main channel within 24 hours to minimize river traffic disruptions.