Lake Barkley


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VIDEO: Crews implode historic Lake Barkley Bridge in Ky.

Equipment World

Date: 4/23/2018 9:25:00 AM

The old U.S. 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge in Canton, Ky., was demolished on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018. Crews used explosives to take down the 90-year-old historic bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed the new replacement bridge running

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Lake Barkley Chamber dinner planned May 3


Date: 4/20/2018 10:19:00 PM

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 3. The doors will open at 5 p.m., with the meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Convention Center at Lee Jones Park in Lyon County

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Photos of the old Lake Barkley Bridge in Kentucky being demolished

The Leaf-Chronicle

Date: 4/12/2018 6:52:00 AM

Photos of the old Lake Barkley Bridge in Kentucky being demolished Transportation employees take photographs of the the Old US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge on Wednesday morning prior to detonation in Canton, Kentucky. April 11, 2018 Check out this story on

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VIDEO: Watch the 86-yr-old Lake Barkley Bridge crumble in seconds!

The Indian Express

Date: 4/12/2018 5:33:00 AM

The Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton, USA, which was opened in 1932, was demolished by using explosives on April 11. The 3,104ft bridge cost around $566,000 (Rs 3.7 crore) to build and was officially named The Henry R Lawrence Memorial Bridge, according

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Old Lake Barkley bridge demolished

The Paducah Sun

Date: 4/12/2018 1:49:00 AM

The spans from the old U.S. 68/Ky. 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton collapse into the lake following its implosion around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. The Trigg County Rotary Club auctioned off the honor of pushing the button to blow up the bridge. The winning

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• River: Cumberland River
• Surface Area: 57,900 Acres
Lake Barkley, a 58,000-acre (230 km2) reservoir in Livingston, Lyon, and Trigg counties in Kentucky and extending into Stewart and Houston counties in Tennessee, was impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 upon the completion of Barkley Dam. Both the lake and the dam are named for Vice President Alben Barkley, a Kentucky native. The dam impounds the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers, Kentucky, approximately 38 miles (61 km) upstream from where the Cumberland empties into the Ohio River. One mile (1.6 km) above the dam is a canal connecting Lake Barkley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country. The lakes run parallel courses for more than 50 miles (80 km), with the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area located between them.
Lake Barkley is 134 miles (216 km) long with a shoreline measuring 1,004 miles (1,616 km). The lake's level is maintained at different levels throughout the year for flood control purposes. Summer pool, 359 ft (109 m) above sea level, is normally reached by May 1. The water level begins dropping gradually on July 1, and winter pool (354 ft/107 m) is reached by December 1. The spring rise starts April 1. The lake's water surface area varies accordingly from 57,920 acres (234 km²) at summer pool to 45,210 acres (183 km²) at winter pool.
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