Two barges are secured near the old bridge on the Jessamine Co. side of the Kentucky River at Camp Nelson near Nicholasville, Ky., Tuesday, April 07, 2015. The two barges, one with a large crane attached, broke free from a construction site at Lock 8 on the Kentucky River and floated downriver, passing under the current U.S. 27 bridge in the background, before they finally were stopped at the old bridge at Camp Nelson. The barges, one of which is over 100 feet long, are currently tied together, while crews work to further secure them until them can be moved back to their original site. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Two barges are secured near the old bridge on the Jessamine Co. side of the Kentucky River at Camp Nelson near Nicholasville, Ky., Tuesday, April 07, 2015. The two barges, one with a large crane attached, broke free from a construction site at Lock 8 on the Kentucky River and floated downriver, passing under the current U.S. 27 bridge in the background, before they finally were stopped at the old bridge at Camp Nelson. The barges, one of which is over 100 feet long, are currently tied together, while crews work to further secure them until them can be moved back to their original site. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Two barges are secured near the old bridge on the Jessamine Co. side of the Kentucky River at Camp Nelson near Nicholasville, Ky., Tuesday, April 07, 2015. The two barges, one with a large crane attached, broke free from a construction site at Lock 8 on the Kentucky River and floated downriver, passing under the current U.S. 27 bridge in the background, before they finally were stopped at the old bridge at Camp Nelson. The barges, one of which is over 100 feet long, are currently tied together, while crews work to further secure them until them can be moved back to their original site. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

Barges with large crane made 4-mile trip down rain-swollen Kentucky River without causing damage

April 07, 2015 4:58 PM