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Over 700 Barges Stuck in Mississippi River From Bridge Crack

By Wolfenstein, 05/14/2021


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By Bre Bradham and Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News

May 13, 2021 1:30 PM, EDT

 

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.

 

A lengthy halt could further roil crop markets, where soybeans and corn futures have hit multiyear highs amid adverse weather in Latin America and a buying spree from China.

 

 

 

Over 700 Barges Stuck In Mississippi River From Bridge Crack

 

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