I-155 bridge, casino in Caruthersville, Mo. re-opened after barge crash

Barge strikes walkway at Caruthersville casino

(KFVS) - The Interstate 155 bridge that runs from Carthursville, Mo. to Dyersburg, Tn. is back open after a barge crash.

A spokesperson for the Missouri Highway Patrol said the bridge was shut down around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

The highway patrol says several barges on the Mississippi broke loose and hit the bridge.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Highway Patrol officials said after inspection, no damage was found at the bridge.

The Lady Luck Casino Marketing Director said the barge missed the riverboat but hit the casino’s walkway.

After an inspection, the casino is back open.

Officials with casino in Caruthersville said no one was harmed in the incident.

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation were called in to inspect the bridge.

TDOT says the bridge reopened early on Thursday after it passed inspection.

No word yet on what caused the barges to break loose.

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