Sunken Barge Found South of St. Louis

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Monday, April 16 2007 Apr 16, 2007 Monday, April 16, 2007 1:19:41 PM CDT April 16, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A sunken barge is found, but it still isn't certain when the Mississippi River will reopen between St. Louis and Ste. Genevieve. The barge was one of 25 that broke free when a towboat owned by Marquette Transportation of Paducah, Kentucky, lost auxiliary power and struck a dock Sunday. All but one of the barges were recovered. The Coast Guard shut down 15 miles of the river over safety concerns. The sunken barge was found around midday Monday. A Marquette spokesman says the barge is near the river bank and out of the way of the main channel, so the river should re-open soon. No one was hurt in the accident.

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