Kentucky bridge collapses after being struck by ship carrying rocket parts [News]

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Kentucky bridge collapses after being struck by ship carrying rocket parts [News

A Kentucky bridge collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship that was carrying space rocket components to Florida's coast for NASA and the Air Force. No injuries were reported.

USA Today reports:
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has promised speedy work to begin replacing the structure, formerly known as Eggner's Ferry Bridge. The five-story high Delta Mariner was too tall to pass through the portion of the bridge that it struck, and the resulting collision left a 300-foot wide gap.
 
"We were very fortunate that no one was on the span at that time," Beshear said Friday.
 
No injuries were reported on the bridge or boat, which was carrying space rocket parts from Decatur, Ala., to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The ship was traveling on its typical route to Florida's Atlantic coast when it hit the aging steel bridge, which was built in the 1930s and handles about 2,800 vehicles a day.

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