Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Runaway Barges on Ohio Get Stuck

The Fleming Park Bridge in Neville Township is closed to vehicular traffic in both directions between Route 51 and Neville Road because runaway barges that became stuck at a nearby railroad bridge.
Four barges broke away from a tow boat early this morning on the Ohio River as they were preparing to enter the Emsworth Lock. The barges then became caught up on a CSX Railroad Bridge between Neville Island and Stowe Township.
Officials on site told the Post-Gazette that one of the barges contained benzene and because of potential danger the nearby Fleming Park Bridge was closed. However, the Coast Guard says there are no signs of damage to any of the barges nor the railroad bridge.

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