A 24-year-old worker is dead after falling into a barge in Winona Thursday morning, according to police. The fatal accident happened at CD Corporation on 978 Riverview Drive just before 11 a.m.
Workers are inspecting the Lowry Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis using some new technology. The steel-tied arch bridge is being inspected with equipment from a barge on the river, which is being used for the first time in Minnesota.
A log jam at Raspberry Island near downtown St. Paul is finally being cleared. There had been a dispute between the city of St. Paul and the St. Paul Yacht Club as to who was responsible for cleaning up the debris. With the weight of the log jam pushing against the bridge, concerns arose over the bridge’s integrity. That’s when the city decided to step in and foot the bill, which is an estimated $25,000.
Authorities say a Mississippi River bridge struck by a runaway barge is structurally sound.
St. Paul police are investigating whether a body recovered from the Mississippi River is that of a 21-year-old man missing since Friday.