Lewis Memorial Bridge reopened in Smithland, KY - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Lewis Memorial Bridge reopened in Smithland, KY

SMITHLAND, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police report the Lewis Memorial Bridge on US 60 in Smithland, KY is reopened.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a barge hit the northern most pier of the bridge.

The bridge was closed for a period of time.

The US Coast Guard reports the Motor Vessel Frank Stegbauer was towing 8 loaded rock barges when the starboard lead barge struck the right descending pier of the bridge.

Kentucky State Police report an inspector is on the way to inspect the bridge.

The area will be closed for about two hours.

This is a developing situation.

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