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Barge strikes CSX Bridge, Officials say no damage done

Posted on April 17, 2024

In nearby Wood County, a potential catastrophe was avoided, after a barge came loose on a river and struck a bridge.

The barge was loaded with what looked like sand or gravel, it drifted down the Little Kanawha River here and struck a bridge post here.

This provoked immediate concern after the recent bridge collapse in Baltimore, especially because you can see a train traveling across the bridge at the time of contact.

Officials inspected the bridge and found no concerns after the hit, a boat was able to get the barge under control without further issue.

Officials say that the incident was quote “minor contact”, and that no danger to the public remains.


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