Barge traffic on the Mississippi River restored after several days of downtime

By May 14, more than 1,000 barges loaded mainly with agricultural products had accumulated in the traffic jam.

The passage of ships on the Mississippi River resumed after several days of downtime due to congestion caused by damage to the bridge. Reuters, citing the US Coast Guard, reported this on Friday.

“Based on the information provided to us by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Coast Guard has concluded that transit under the I-40 Bridge is safe for navigation,” said Coast Guard Capt. Ryan Rhodes, captain of the Port of Memphis. According to the agency, by Friday, more than 1,000 barges loaded mainly with agricultural products had accumulated in the traffic jam.

The Mississippi River is a major artery for US crop exports.

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