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Smithfield Street Bridge reopened; inspectors find no problems after barge strike

A barge struck the bridge shortly before midnight Sunday.

A PennDOT spokesman said inspectors “found no structural issues” with the Smithfield Street Bridge after it was struck by a barge late Sunday night.

A barge struck shortly before midnight near the center of the bridge.

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said inspectors finished their work by 2 a.m. The bridge was reopened shortly after.

According to the Allegheny County Twitter account, there were no injuries or obvious damage reported.

The Smithfield Street Bridge connects Station Square to Downtown and is used by Port Authority buses as well as vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Source: Smithfield Street Bridge reopened; inspectors find no problems after barge strike

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