ST. LOUIS – A barge in the Mississippi River struck Eads Bridge late Wednesday morning, according to MetroLink officials.
The collision happened just before the noon hour. Crews spent several hours inspecting the bridge Wednesday for any potential damages.
As of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, inspections are complete and the Metrolink service has reopened. Routes involving the bridge had been on hold for nearly five hours. As routes reopen, there could still be some delays in MetroLink routes throughout Wednesday evening.
No injuries have been reported from the situation. It’s unclear what led up to the barge striking the bridge.
Eads Bridge connects travelers across state lines from Downtown St. Louis to East St. Louis. Operating since the 1870s, the bridge is used for vehicle traffic and trains.
This is a developing story. FOX 2 will update as more information becomes available.