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One last look at Delta Mariner and Eggner's Ferry Bridge

Close to 1,900 visitors to Land Between the Lakes Saturday got a last look at the M/V Delta Mariner with the tangled wreckage of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge draped over its bow.

LBL officials opened a special public viewing area on the Trigg County side of the collapsed bridge as salvage operations began on the 8,600-ton, shallow draft, ocean-going cargo vessel that struck the bridge on the night of January 26, knocking a 322-foot span into Kentucky Lake. There were no injuries.

Following the Saturday event, the area was closed to the public. The 312-foot-long ship carries rocket parts from their manufacturer in Decatur, Ala., to Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Vandenburg Air Force Base in California.

Delta Mariner with wreckage still on bow

 

 

Delta Mariner under Eggner's Ferry Bridge on last viewing day for public

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by BERRY CRAIG


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