a.m. Sunday, two barges hit a U.S. Highway 36 bridge near St.
Joseph, MO, according to the Kansas City Star. A tug boat was
pushing four barges when they came apart and two of the barges
hit the bridge about a mile downstream.
which crosses the Missouri River, was closed until around 8:30
a.m. that morning while Missouri Department of Transportation
inspected the bridge. Reports say the bridge was not damaged,
although one of the barges was damaged.
Petty Officer Michael Kirby told the newspaper it is not uncommon
for a barge to hit a bridge without causing damage.