• McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens after report of loose barges

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    McKEESPORT, Pa. - The McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge was closed Tuesday because of reports of loose barges, emergency dispatchers confirmed.

    The loose barges were reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. on the Monongahela River. By 12:30 p.m., officials confirmed the barges were secure.

    The bridge remained closed until shortly before 1 p.m.

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    According to a tweet from Allegheny County, the loose barges reportedly struck the piers. It is unclear how many barges were loose.

    Inspectors from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation examined the bridge before it reopened.

    In late January, 12 barges broke loose on the Monongahela River, forcing the closure of several bridges in Pittsburgh.


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