Sunday, January 9, 2011

Barges Strike Helena Bridge over Mississippi River Causing Temporary Shutdown


At approximately 2:50 p.m. this afternoon, barges strike the Helena
River Bridge near the Isle of Capri Casino between Lula, Mississippi
and Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. No major damage was reported. 

The bridge was closed to through traffic until it could be checked out.
Inspectors were called to the scene and after performing a survey of
the damage done (or lack thereof) declared the bridge safe for travel
and permitted it to be re-opened to traffic at 3:18 p.m. 

For more information, please check with the Helena-West Helena Police
Department, Phillips County Sheriff's Department, Coahoma County
Sheriff's Department or the Arkansas State Highway Department.

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