WATCH: Lake Barkley Bridge demolished


TRIGG COUNTY, KY — A bridge many of you have used for years went down Wednesday morning.

The Lake Barkley Bridge was demolished in an implosion Wednesday morning in Trigg County, Kentucky.

The bridge opened in Trigg County, Kentucky, in 1932. It was 3,104-foot bridge and cost more than $566,000 to build. It’s official name was “The Henry R. Lawrence Memorial Bridge.” Crews made major adjustments, including raising it 10.5 feet, when the Cumberland River became Lake Barkley.

Local 6 had 13 cameras at Wednesday’s implosion, with about half pointed at the bridge and others catching your reactions.

Did you miss our live coverage? Check out our video and photo gallery to see the demolition from multiple angles!

Related links:

What it took to prepare the area for the implosion 

The new Lake Barkley Bridge opens and offers new route for some