Coast Guard reopens portion of Tennessee River to commercial traffic after bridge collapse

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard has reopened a portion of the Tennessee River, Saturday, after a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge collapsed following an allision with a vessel. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has deemed the navigable channel safe for commercial transit after completing a channel survey Friday evening and finding no obstructions or debris. The safety zone from mile marker 41 to...

Coast Guard closes portion of Tennessee River after bridge collapse

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Coast Guard is enforcing a safety zone on a portion of the Tennessee River after a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge collapsed following an allision with a vessel, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley watchstanders received the initial report at approximately 8 p.m., Central time, Thursday, that the cargo ship, Delta Mariner, had allided with the auxiliary channel span of the...

Coast Guard reopens portion of Mississippi River after bridge allision

THEBES, Ill. – The Coast Guard reopened a portion of the Mississippi River, Thursday, after an uninspected towing vessel allided with a bridge. The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River at 5:54 p.m., from mile marker 43, near Thebes, to mile marker 0, near Cairo. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 10:04 p.m., Wednesday, that the uninspected towing vessel,...

Coast Guard closes portion of Mississippi River after bridge allision

THEBES, Ill. – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the upper Mississippi River, Wednesday, after an uninspected towing vessel allided with a railroad bridge. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 10:04 p.m., that the uninspected towing vessel, Jay Luhr, allided with the Thebes Railroad Bridge, causing the vessel’s tow of 25 loaded rock barges to break...

Coast Guard suspends barge salvation operations on Mississippi River

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Coast Guard temporarily suspended salvage operations, Saturday, on a soybean barge that partially sank after a towing vessel allided with the Old Vicksburg Bridge on the Mississippi River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Vicksburg received a report that the towing vessel, Kay A. Eckstein, allided with the Old Vicksburg Bridge, causing the barges being...

Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River after allision cleanup

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coast Guard has reopened the portion of the Lower Mississippi River that was closed after a towing vessel allided with the I-155 bridge in Carruthersville, Mo., Monday.

Coast Guard responds to bridge allision, drifting and sunk barges

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is responding to a report of 13 drifting and two sunken barges as a result of a bridge allision with the Poplar St. Bridge on the Mississippi River, Saturday.