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.