(LEX 18) — Several bridges in Frankfort are back open after a loose marina passed through the area.
The marina "broke free" at some point Wednesday morning. The Anderson News spotted it floating towards the Bluegrass Parkway shortly after 11:00 a.m.
MARINA ON THE MOVE: The 200-foot marina was recently spotted off Glenns Creek Road in Frankfort. The marina "broke free" earlier this morning and is currently floating on the Kentucky River.— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) March 3, 2021
📹: Jim Sheridan pic.twitter.com/MNbmW55j40
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office says the following bridges were temporarily closed and are now back open:
- The Capital Avenue Bridge
- U.S. 127 Bridge (West Clinton Street)
- U.S. 127 Bridge (Mero Street)
The 200-foot marina scraped both the Capital Avenue Bridge and the Singing Bridge as it passed. A drone inspection was performed on the Capital Avenue Bridge before it was reopened to traffic. The initial inspection revealed no significant damage. A more in-depth inspection will be done once water levels return to normal.
The Singing Bridge has been closed for repairs after being struck by a vehicle in late 2020. The bridge will be inspected to determine if it was further damaged by the marina Wednesday afternoon.