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Viewers flock to see damaged bridge

AURORA, Ky. (AP) - Nearly 1,800 people have traveled to Land Between the Lakes for a chance to see the gnarled span of a western Kentucky bridge that wrapped around the bow of a cargo ship during a collision on Kentucky Lake.

LBL re-opened the Fenton Recreation Area for four hours on Saturday to give people a chance to see the damage up close. The area had been closed after the Delta Mariner hit the Eggner's Ferry Bridge on Jan. 26, ripping a section away.

A few minutes before the area was closed again, LBL supervisor Bill Lisowsky told The Paducah Sun that 1,772 people had visited (http://bit.ly/yYv8zW).

Meanwhile, salvage workers began on Saturday to remove the 322-foot span of the bridge from the ship's bow.

 

Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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