STAR CITY, W.Va. — The Star City Bridge in Monongalia County reopened late Tuesday night after it was hit by a runaway barge earlier in the evening.
Engineers with the state Division of Highways checked out the damage and found it only to be of a minor nature.
The span is very busy on a daily basis and will be even more busy later this week with move-in day on the nearby WVU campus.
Monongalia County MECCA 911 said the barge made contact at approximately 7:51 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Star City and Granville police moved into place quickly to keep traffic off the bridge that carries Routes 19 and 7 across the Monongehela River near Morgantown.