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    January 18th, 2005
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    Bridge Collapse in Western Kentucky
    Last night the Eggner Ferry Bridge that crosses Kentucky Lake, at Kenlake State Park, in Western Kentucky, collapsed when it was hit by a cargo ship that was 85 feet wide, 317 feet long, and 32 feet high.

    It about 15 miles from where I live. What a mess.

    It will stop all barge and tow boat traffic that goes through KY Lake from New England to the Mississippi River.

    The cargo ship was carring empty rocket cases for NASA.
    Last edited by BurgerBoy; January 28th, 2012 at 07:12 AM.

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    October 16th, 2007
    Neenah, WI
    I hope no one was killed or injured. How major of a bridge is that? Will it shut down the area's traffic or is there other routes? We've had some recent bridge construction in this area and it paralyzes the cities.

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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    April 5th, 2005
    Park City Utah
    Sorry to hear that. Having lived near the Missouri River it seems to happen more often that you would think.

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    Moderator BurgerBoy's Avatar
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    There were cars on the bridge but they were not on the two spans that fell and were able to stop and no one was hurt.

    Here's some pictures: Photo Gallery: Eggner's Ferry Bridge collapse | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local

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