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Loose barge shuts down traffic on Eggners Ferry Bridge

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LYON COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

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. 

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