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Collapse: Officials say 2 spans of Kenlake bridge down after being struck by huge cargo ship

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 8:15 am

Two spans of the Eggner Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake collapsed Thursday after being struck by a cargo ship carrying aviation parts, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said.

Keith Todd, public information officer for KTC District 1 and 2, said the U.S. Coast Guard reported that the Motor Vessel Delta Mariner struck the main span of the U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggner Ferry Bridge at about 8:10 p.m. The pilot reported he was running without any barges in tow. The captain also reported no vehicles were on the bridge at the time of the incident and that there were no injuries among the 20 crew members on board the vessel as of Thursday night. The tow boat was afloat and holding position just downstream from the bridge as officials investigated Thursday.

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  • mrtwobit posted at 9:46 pm on Fri, Jan 27, 2012.

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    I've asked this question at other sites and no one comments. How do we know for sure that no one was on the bridge when it went down? Let's face it the crew was dazed and confused at the moment of impact. A vehicle could have gone into the water unnoticed. How do we know for sure??