Bridge span on track for weekend opening

BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials say the
Eggner's Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will reopen in time for
the Memorial Day weekend.
A ship brought down one span of the bridge on Jan. 26.
A contractor hoisted a replacement span into place and the
concrete deck has now been poured. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
spokesman Keith Todd said on Wednesday the contractor was removing
forms used in pouring the deck and curbs.
The bridge carries U.S. 68 between the western shore of the lake
and the Land Between the Lakes recreation area. It is vital to
summer tourism in the region.


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