Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge reopens after being hit by barge

Barge hits Bill Emerson Bridge

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge has reopened to traffic after being hit by a barge on Friday, Nov. 15.

According to MoDOT, the bridge passed inspection and no damage was found.

Around 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 15, a barge hit the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, it is pinned up against a pier.

The barge was pinned against the pier side-wise, putting a large amount to the river’s pressure on the pier.

Barge hits Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge
Barge hits Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge (Source: KFVS12)

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