Rocket Barge Hits Bridge in Kentucky
The Delta Mariner struck the Eggner Ferry Bridge in southwest Kentucky, knocking down 2 spans of the bridge. Motorists almost didn’t notice the missing spans as they came up to it in the dark.
The barge is designed to carry Delta 4 and Atlas V rocket stages from the assembly plant in Decatur, Alabama. No word if there were any rocket components on board.
A later report indicates that the barge took the wrong channel. It apparently attempted to use the recreational channel (for small private boats), instead of using the main navigational channel.