Runaway Barge Hits Into Miss. River Bridge

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi River bridge struck by a runaway barge is structurally sound.

A barge clipped the bridge spanning the Mississippi in La Crescent Thursday afternoon releasing two other barges from the tow. WXOW-TV says no one was hurt in the incident and no cargo was spilled.

A bridge operator inspected the metal bridge and found damage was minor. Boat traffic in the area was halted until the barges were secured.

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  1. Bob says:

    Runaway Barge Hits Into Miss. River Bridge?

    Good job on the proofreading there.

  2. Rep. Michele Bachmann says:

    “A bridge operator inspected the metal bridge and found damage was minor”

    So now that it was properly inspect we can assume it is safe right? What makes anyone think this yahoo is qualified to do this?

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