Bre Bradham and Isis Almeida

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More Than 700 Barges Stuck in Mississippi River From Bridge Crack

A crack in a steel beam has forced the closure of the I-40 bridge. A crack in a steel beam has forced the closure of the I-40 bridge that connects Arkansas and Tennessee. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

A crack in a bridge over the Mississippi River has stranded more than 700 barges, cutting off the biggest route for U.S. agricultural exports when the critical waterway is at its busiest.

Bre Bradham and Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2021