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WATCH: ANOTHER Bridge Struck By Barge


First planes…now bridges…

This afternoon, the Arkansas River bridge in Sallisaw, OK was struck by a large barge.

Fortunately, unlike what happened in Baltimore, the bridge stayed up this time.

It took some damage and authorities were forced to close down U.S. Highway 59 for a few hours. But, there was no major damage or injuries.

Watch the moment it happened here:

And, here are some photos of the damage:

The Oklahoman reported:

U.S. Highway 59 at the Arkansas River south of Sallisaw has been reopened after being shut down due to a barge striking a bridge, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed the roadway about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday after the barge hit the bridge. Sarah Stewart, Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokeswoman, said troopers diverted traffic away from the area until state Transportation Department engineers could inspect the bridge.

AP News also said:

Troopers closed South U.S. Highway 59 about 1:25 p.m. after receiving word of the incident and diverted traffic from the area, state patrol spokesperson Sarah Stewart said. The bridge, which crosses the Arkansas River where it enters the Robert S. Kerr Reservoir, will remain closed until it can be inspected, she said.

There were no reports of injuries on the highway or the barge, Stewart said.

It was not immediately known what caused the barge to hit the bridge.

So…What are the odds are of this happening twice in one week?

Do you think it’s just a coincidence or is something more going on here?

Check out these responses on social media:

What do you think?



 

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