MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – The McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge has reopened after it was shut down to traffic this morning for inspection following a possible barge strike.

Inspection crews were on the scene, assessing the situation.

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Early on Thursday morning, inspectors were underneath the bridge using a spotlight to inspect the bridge.

Those workers also put up signage not allowing access to the Great Allegheny Passage in the area.

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According to PennDOT, there was just minor damage to a pier.

The Coast Guard has confirmed that two bargse struck the bridge. They added that those barges did break away from the towboat and are currently separated but grounded, not free-flowing down the river.

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Recovery efforts are underway for the barges.