ST. LOUIS, MO – A barge accident occurred on Friday, July 1, which caused the Eads Bridge to be shut down temporarily.
The bridge was shut down shortly after two a.m. and reopened around 4:40 a.m., after investigators said it was safe.
CBS St. Louis reports:
The Coast Guard says five barges carrying cement, pot ash and salt were being towed by a northbound vessel on the Mississippi River when they hit one of the bridge piers.
The barges were pulled off by other vessels. There were no spills.
Source: KMOX Radio