Loose Barges

Barges float freely after hitting the Mississippi River Bridge early Friday afternoon.

Several barges were floating loose down the Mississippi River at Vidalia after the mud vessel Lindsey Erickson struck the Mississippi River Bridge today around 1 p.m..

The bridge remained open.

Concordia Parish Sheriff David Hedrick said the Adams County Sheriff’s office, Vidalia Police Department and the Coast Guard were contacted.

Three barges were pushed safely to the Vidalia bank near the RV Park by local tug boats, while 11 were floating downriver. The barges missed the Vidalia Port.

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