Barges strike old bridge in Vicksburg

Courtesy: MGN Online

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard is investigating how a towboat pushing 14 barges struck the Old Highway 80 Bridge in Vicksburg.

The collision happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Erik Brehaut tells The Vicksburg Post 11 of the boats that got loose were corralled and pushed onto the left riverbank by 4:30 p.m.