Runaway barge hits bridge in West Virginia

(STAR CITY, W.Va.) — A runaway barge struck the Star City Bridge on the Monongahela River on Tuesday night, forcing a four-hour closure until the structure could be inspected, reported. Officials are trying to determine who owns the barge, which was carrying rock and shale. A tugboat from the Fort Martin Power Plant secured the vessel.

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By Professional Mariner Staff