Barge strikes Miss. River bridge in Vicksburg

Barge strikes Miss. River bridge in Vicksburg
The Friends of the Old Mississippi River Bridge want residents and visitors to enjoy the bridge year-round.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Highway Patrol was advised at 5:09 a.m. Tuesday that a barge had struck the Miss. River Bridge on Interstate 20 in Vicksburg.

The roadway has since been reopened after Louisiana State police requested the westbound lanes of I-20 be shutdown for inspection.

One westbound lane remains closed due to ongoing bridge maintenance work.

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