U.S. 60/KY 80 closed after cargo ship strikes bridge deck; Resort parks remain open, direct motorists to alternate routes
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2012) – Guests traveling to Lake Barkley and Kenlake State Resort Parks should be aware that the U.S. 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake is closed to traffic. It was struck Thursday night (Jan. 26) by a cargo ship, destroying a main truss.
Both parks are open. Guests should use alternative routes, such as Interstate 24 on the northern end of the Land Between the Lakes.
For more information, guests can call the parks. The number for Lake Barkley is 1-800-325-1708. The number for Kenlake is 1-800-325-0143.
For more information on Kentucky parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov.