NFD: Loose barges hit James Robertson Bridge in downtown Nashville

James Robertson, Woodland Street Bridges reopened
Posted at 10:17 PM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 06:40:48-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Three loose barges on the Cumberland River hit the James Robertson Bridge, according to the Nashville Fire Department.

Officials say there was no spill but engineers were called out to inspect the bridge's structural integrity. The James Robertson Bridge and the Woodland Street Bridge were closed.

NFD Special Operations notified Public Works, Coast Guard and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The Woodland Street Bridge and James Robertson Bridge have both reopened.