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Bridges back open in Frankfort as loose marina floated by them along Kentucky River

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-04 09:42:12-05

(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.

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.