Ice blamed as two barges strike Mass. bridges

(HAVERILL, Mass.) — Two work barges broke free on the Merrimack River this month, striking the new Groveland Bridge and the recently renovated Rocks Village Bridge, the Eagle Tribune reported. A state official said both incidents were the result of ice buildup on the river, which caused the barges to move and hit the bridges. There was no structural damage at either site.

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By Professional Mariner Staff