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At least 1 loose barge shuts down McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge

Megan Guza
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The McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge closed late Tuesday morning after it was struck by at least one loose barge, officials said.

Allegheny County’s official Twitter account tweeted at 11:47 a.m. that the bridge was closed after the barges struck its piers.

McKeesport police said it was unclear when the bridge would re-open.

The runaway barge and bridge closure come three weeks after a dozen barges broke loose on the Monongahela River, shutting down the McKees Rocks, West End, Fort Pitt, Liberty, Smithfield and Panhandle bridges for hours.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.