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Eggners Ferry Bridge Collapse

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NOTE:  This page is for archive purposes only.  The bridge is now open.

(January 27, 2012) - With a portion of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge (US 68/KY 80) collapsed and closed indefinitely, people will have to find alternate routes across Kentucky Lake.

There are three other crossings to consider when planning alternate routes.  Interstate 24 just north of Grand Rivers, US 62/US 641 at Kentucky Dam and US 79 at Paris Landing, Tennessee.  Depending on your destination, either the southern detour through Dover, Paris Landing and Murray or the northern detour using I-24, the Purchase Parkway and US 68 west of Kentucky Lake will be your best bets.  Below is map outlining the possible detours for crossing Kentucky Lake. 

 These detours are unofficial and not sanctioned by any governing body.


Beaver Dam Outlook
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The view from the top of this beaver dam shows a Kentucky Lake inlet in late spring. An inlet like this one is habitat to a variety of exciting wildlife and plants just waiting to be explored!