Barge threat closes Columbia bridge

COLUMBIA — A bridge in Columbia has been closed after heavy rain caused a barge holding a construction crane to shift, threatening the structure.

Authorities said the bridge that carries U.S. Highway 176 over the Broad River was shut down Tuesday evening as a precaution.

Officials say the bridge will remain closed until crews can check it and the barge after the sun comes up Wednesday to see if there is any danger to the public.

Detours have been set up for the Wednesday morning rush hour.

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