Traffic Advisory at Lake City starts Monday for bridge inspection

(Filed April 9, 2013) The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 62 Cumberland River Bridge at Lake City starting Monday, April 15, 2013.

This daytime lane restriction is to allow a detailed inspection of the bridge structure.


Motorists can expect to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers between about 8:00 a.m. and about 3:00 p.m., CDT.  Since US 62 serves as an alternate route to the work zone on I-24. inspectors will attempt to complete their work before the afternoon commute.

This inspection is expected to take 3 to 4 days to complete, weather permitting.


All Kentucky bridges get a detailed inspection every two years.  Long-span bridges over lakes and rivers get additional walk-through inspections on an annual basis.


The US 62/US 641Cumberland River Bridge is at the Livingston-Lyon County Line immediately below Barkley Dam at Lake City, KY.  The 1,466 ft. cantilevered Warren through truss bridge with a 700 ft. main span was opened to traffic in 1952.  Also, known as The Blue Bridge and the Eureka Highway Bridge, the structure carries approximately 7,000 vehicles in an average day.  The bridge is at US 62 Livingston County mile point 2.852 and Lyon County mile point 0.0.


The Eureka Highway Bridge is located at Cumberland River navigation mile point 30.0.