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.READ MORE: Police Investigating Shooting In Homewood
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.READ MORE: Pa. Turnpike To Close Westbound Lanes Between Monroeville, Harmarville Overnight On Sunday
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.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland Co. Board Of Elections Making Changes, Restructuring
Recovery efforts are underway for the barges.