Eads Bridge Shut Down Temporarily Due to Barge Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Mississippi Maritime News,Missouri Maritime News on July 5, 2011

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

Published by barge injury lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP