A St. Louis County bridge over the flooded Mississippi River is apparently undamaged after being struck by a handful of runaway barges. The U.S. Coast Guard says 114 barges broke free Saturday night from where they were docked in south St. Louis County. Four struck the Jefferson Barracks Bridge. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge for inspection at 2 a.m. yesterday, but reopened it six hours later after no structural damage was found.

Midwest Flooding Continues To Threaten Towns Along The Mississippi
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