Mississippi River Closed After Bridge Allision
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 1:30 a.m. that the pusher tug Cooperative Spirit, pushing 29 grain barges downriver, allided with the bridge.
No injuries, pollution or damage to the bridge was reported.
Of the 29 barges, 26 have been recovered, two have sunk, and one is still unaccounted for while inspectors search the area.
The cause of the allision is under investigation.