Barge hits Mississippi River bridge in Dyer County

Barge hits Mississippi River bridge in Dyer County
Barge hits Mississippi River bridge in Dyer County Feb. 26, 2021 (Source: TDOT)

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The Mississippi River bridge near Dyersburg closed for a time Friday after a barge collided with the bridge.

The Coast Guard responded to the incident while the bridge was closed for inspection.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol shut down both directions of I-155 in Dyer County closed at the Missouri-Tennessee state line around 10:30 a.m. It reopened around noon.

No other information was immediately available.

***UPDATE THE MISSISSIPPI BRIDGE I155 WILL BE BACK OPEN*** 🚩🚩Be advised that a barge has hit the Mississippi River...

Posted by Dyer County 911 Communications on Friday, February 26, 2021

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