Everyone in the Jackson-Purchase area has been affected by the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge collapse in late January. Some commuters have added an extra hour to their commute. Internet services have had to redirect traffic to different lines. Not all business have been hurt, some are helped by the long detours around the Land Between the Lakes region.
A Good Thing Consignment Shop, located on the south end of Murray, has seen business grow since the collapse. Traffic forced to travel south has allowed some customers to find the originally hard-to-find consignment store. The new traffic is bringing in both consigners and customers, essential to their business.
A Good Thing views the bridge collapse as not a tragedy, but as free advertising; therefore making tragedy not always a bad thing.