https://www.rt.com/information/595176-ship-hits-arkansas-river-bridge/One other US bridge hit by ship (VIDEO)

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https://www.rt.com/information/595176-ship-hits-arkansas-river-bridge/One other US bridge hit by ship (VIDEO)

A cargo ship impacted the helps of a bridge over the Arkansas River lower than per week after a lethal incident in Baltimore

The Oklahoma State Patrol has fully closed off visitors from a freeway south of Sallisaw after a barge struck a bridge over the Arkansas River on Saturday.

Regulation enforcement is diverting visitors away from the world till inspections of the bridge may be made, the Oklahoma State Patrol wrote on X (previously Twitter). There have been no studies of accidents on the freeway or the barge, AP information quoted state patrol spokesperson Sarah Stewart.

It was not instantly recognized what led to the collision. Video circulating on X exhibits the second the barge impacted the bridge helps.

The incident comes lower than per week after the cargo hauler MV Dali struck and fully collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland, killing 6 folks. The big freighter ship struck the helps of the 1.6-mile (2.6 km) lengthy bridge within the early hours of Tuesday morning, inflicting the entire construction to topple into the river, taking autos and other people with it.

Operations to clear the bridge rubble weighing down the MV Dali are presently ongoing. Whereas the cargo hauler and bridge rubble are blocking the way in which, the port metropolis of Baltimore is unable to renew marine visitors, a key business for the world. Crews labored to chop up parts of the steel bridge, with the primary part of the construction being lifted on Saturday.

By some estimates, the restore invoice might find yourself operating upward of $1 billion if an entire new bridge would have to be erected, the Washington submit wrote on Thursday.

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