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Lake Bridges Project

Lake Barkley Bridge Now Open for Two-Lane Traffic

February 12, 2018 - Staff Report

The contractor working on the new Lake Barkley Bridge carrying US 68 / KY 80 opened the $132 million structure today at around 1:30 p.m.  The bridge will temporarily feature one lane of eastbound and one lane of westbound traffic on the south side of the bridge.

Work will continue on the hike/bike trail and the north side of the bridge through 2018.  The bridge is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Demolition of the old bridge will begin soon.

A network of live cams of the Lake Barkley Bridge project can be found here.

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!