James Robertson Bridge reopened after 3 barges hit


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville Fire Department Special Operations officials are investigating after three barges hit the James Robertson Bridge Friday night. 

According to NFD officials, three barges got loose and hit the James Robertson Parkway Bridge.  

NFD notified public works, the Coast Guard, and TDOT for assistance in the situation. There were no spills to report from the bridge. Engineers were called to inspect its structural integrity of the bridge.

The Woodland Street Bridge was temporarily shut down until the barges could be secured. According to Metro Police, the Woodland Street Bridge was not hit and was reopened.

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The James Robertson Parkway Bridge was also reopened around midnight. No other information was immediately released but News 2 will continue to follow this for updates.

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