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Current Construction Photo

Click above for an archive of photos taken during construction. Live web cam footage has been discontinued for Kentucky Lake.

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Current Construction Photo

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Welcome to the Lake Bridges project website. This site provides information about the project and allows you to share your concerns and ask questions. Click HERE to comment. KYTC is committed and will continue to keep the community well-informed as this project moves forward. We hope you will visit this site often for the latest information on the Lake Bridges Project.


Bridge Rendering

Proposed Basket-Handle Tied Arch Bridge

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Kentucky Lake Bridges Opening Ceremony

On August 31, 2016 the Kentucky Lake Bridge was open to the full four lanes of traffic. A bridge opening ceremony was held. The public was allowed to walk the eastbound lanes before the bridge was opened to traffic. A ribbon cutting occurred after an opening ceremony. See photo documentation HERE. Trail connections for the multi-use walkway along the bridge are still under construction.

Existing Eggner's Ferry Bridge Demo

On July 25, 2016 four truss spans of the old Eggner's Ferry Bridge were brought down using controlled explosives. Click HERE for more information, photos and demolition videos.

Existing Eggner's Ferry Bridge Demo photo
(Photo courtesy of Robert Offenback)

Traffic Moved to New Bridge

On April 8, 2016, the Johnson Bros. Corporation's team moved all traffic from the existing Eggner’s Ferry bridge over KY Lake onto the new arch bridge. One lane in each direction is currently provided using the north half of the bridge, but this provides a significantly wider and safer crossing for motorists. This will allow demolition of the old bridge. Construction work will continue to prepare the full 4 lanes plus multi-use path across KY Lake.

Traffic of bridge

Arch Lifted into Place

On Dec. 1, 2015 the Johnson Bros Corp. team moved the steel arch span onto the new piers.

Click below to view a time lapse video of the arch being moved.
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Contracts Awarded

KY Lake Crossing

The design is complete.

A $24.2M advance construction contract was awarded in early 2013 to Jim Smith Contracting Company LLC and was completed in 2014. This advance contract constructed the east and west end causeways and a bridge over the lagoon at the west end of the crossing.

A $131.5M construction contract for the bridge over the lake itself and the construction of the roadway and the multi-use paths was awarded to Johnson Brothers Corp. in February 2014. Work is scheduled to be completed in late 2016. The award announcement from Governor Beshear may be viewed HERE.

Lake Barkley Crossing

The design is complete.

A $128.3M construction contract was awarded in February 2015 to PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. of Denver, CO. The contractor is constructing bridge foundations. The arch is scheduled to be set in place in late 2016 with final completion anticipated in 2017. The award announcement from Governor Beshear may be viewed HERE.