I-30 Bridge Shut Down After Boat Hits It, Then Re-opened

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The I-30 Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas was shut down after a ship hit it on Thursday, but re-opened around 4:38 p.m.

Police confirmed that a boat hit the bridge, but after inspecting the bridge, have re-opened it, reported KARK.

All traffic was being diverted westbound on I-30, towards southwest Little Rock when the bridge was shut down.

“Arkansas State Police have all traffic lanes on the I-30 River Bridge shut down due to a boat hitting the bridge. Please take an alternate route until the bridge is deemed safe by inspectors and reopens,” said the North Little Rock Police Department earlier, via Twitter.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.