A loose barge on the Missouri River allided with the Ike Skelton Bridge causing minor damage to the bridge. The bridge was shutdown for several hours for inspection before it reopenned the same day. The barge floated down the river a short distance until it ran aground onto a dyke near Lexington, Missouri. No reports where the barge came from and who was it’s owner.
The stern-wheeler Branson Belle went aground at Poverty Point on Table Rock Lake (Missouri River). The showboat was loaded with 750 passengers for a 2 1/2 hour dinner cruise when it encountered strong winds. The vessel was nearing its dock when it grounded. The Coast Guard responded and removed 4 passengers with medical conditions. The remaining passengers and crew onboard were able to exit the vessel the following morning. No reports of damage, injuries or pollution being release.
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