Bridge that collapsed last year hit by towboat

BENTON, Ky. (AP) – State transportation officials say a western Kentucky bridge that was closed after it was hit by a towboat has been reopened.

It was the same bridge that partially collapsed last year when it was struck by a cargo ship.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said a gust of wind blew the towboat into a pier of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge just after 3 p.m. CDT Friday. There were no reported injuries.

The bridge was hit by a cargo ship on Jan 26, 2012, that caused part of it to collapse. It had reopened to automobiles last May.

Todd says inspectors determined there was no structural damage to the bridge.