Bridge temporarily closed after Oklahoma boat accident

by jcl

A bridge was temporarily closed overnight after an Oklahoma boat accident when seven barges crashed in the U.S. 62 bridge Monday, Tulsa World reported.

The barges broke loose from the port and floated down the Arkansas River where they struck the bridge at about 8:30 p.m., causing the Oklahoma boat accident.

Authorities have not concluded how the barges broke loose from the port and caused the Oklahoma boat accident.

There were no Oklahoma boat accident injuries Monday, unlike the Oklahoma boat accident in 2002 when a barge crashed into a pier off the Interstate 40 bridge, killing 14 people.

The bridge was reopened Tuesday at 5:30 a.m., after the structure had been tested following the Oklahoma boat accident.

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