Western Kentucky

Old Lake Barkley Bridge Crumbles in Scheduled Demolition

Apr 11, 2018
wkms.org

The old Lake Barkley Bridge is no more. The explosive demolition of the 86 year old structure occurred Wednesday morning.

Spectators gathered in boats and along the shores of the eastern waterway connecting Land Between the Lakes and Trigg County to watch the detonation.

Mary Beth Baker of Trigg County had the winning $16,500 dollar bid in the Cadiz Rotary Auction to push the button that set off the explosion. After the demolition, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet workers checked the new, neighboring bridge for any debris.

Why does the expansion of the Panama Canal have people talking in Western Kentucky?  And what can be accomplished when Republicans and Democrats work together toward a common goal? Tom Martin posed those questions to Jonathan Miller, the former state treasurer. Now a principal of CivicPoint, the public affairs affiliate of the law firm of Frost-Brown-Todd, Miller works in support of an economic development strategy for the 4 Western Kentucky River counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, and Fulton.