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Pier bases of Old Ledbetter Bridge blasted

(Source: KYTC, Facebook) (Source: KYTC, Facebook)

A spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the pier bases of the Old Ledbetter Bridge are gone. They went out with a blast shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday.

KYTC says all that is left is cleanup work.

The piers had been standing in the Tennessee River since the bridge was constructed and opened to traffic in 1931.

Keith Todd with KYTC says in addition to sweeping the river floor for concrete, there is some additional cleanup work required along the approach to the old bridge on the Livingston County side of the river.

The contractor expects to finish removal of the 83-year-old bridge sometime next week.

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