Lake Barkley Bridge Demolition

Lake Barkley Bridge Demolition

The Lawrence Memorial Bridge, which crosses over Lake Barkley from Canton to the Land Between the Lakes, was laid to rest this morning. A multi-year transportation project is nearing an end, seeing two new, subtantially wider (and safer!) bridges built over Barkley and Kentucky lakes.

The road decking was removed over the last few weeks, leaving only the original 1932 trusses in place. The two larger spans were set with explosive charges for demolition, which is captured here (about halfway through). Crews will now retrieve those segments by barge and then eventually they'll do the same to the concrete pillars that held the spans in place. Enjoy!

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