Loose barge shuts down traffic on Eggners Ferry Bridge - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Loose barge shuts down traffic on Eggners Ferry Bridge

Posted: Updated:

The US Coast Guard reports a runaway barge has been caught and secured  near Kentucky Lake near the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge.

According to a Ky. Transportation Cabinet spokesperson, the bridge was closed around 2:45 p.m. Saturday to traffic while the barge was secured. It is now open to traffic.

The loose barge was reported about a mile from the bridge and was being blown by the wind.

The US 68/KY 80 Eggner's Ferry Bridge is at US 68 Marshall County mile point 28.146 and Trigg County mile point 0.0 at the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. 

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.