Oklahoma: Another Ship Crashes Into Highway Bridge Support

You might enjoy the narration on the video. I always like to hear Oklahomans talk.


The Oklahoma State Patrol has completely closed a highway after a barge struck the US-59 Bridge over the Arkansas River on Saturday.

Law enforcement is diverting traffic away from the area, to the south of Sallisaw, until inspections of the structure can be made, the state highway service wrote on X (formerly Twitter). There were no reports of injuries on the road or the barge, AP news agency quoted patrol spokesperson Sarah Stewart as saying.

It was not immediately known what led to the collision. Video circulating on X shows the moment the barge impacted the bridge supports.

The incident comes less than a week after the cargo hauler MV Dali struck and completely collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, killing six people. The freighter struck a support of the 1.6-mile (2.6 km) long structure in the early hours of Tuesday, causing it to topple into the river, taking vehicles and people with it.

We’ve all been wondering whether the Baltimore bridge crash was a freak accident resulting from too much diversity, or some kind of calculated attack on America’s infrastructure.

Probably, the fact that this second ship has crashed like this would indicate the Baltimore crash was an accident, and we’re just going to start seeing these kinds of crashes regularly.

Remember that after the Palestine, Ohio toxic chemical spill, all of a sudden train crashes started happening everywhere. Then, after the door came off the Boeing, all kinds of air disasters started happening. It seems that these systems start to break all at once.

Some could, certainly, say the opposite – that multiple versions of the same event happening back-to-back proves that someone is doing it on purpose.

I guess we’ll wait and see if the power went out on this Oklahoma ship, or if it crashed for some other reason.

For people who didn’t know there was a port in Oklahoma – yes, there is. Its waterway connects to the Mississippi, which is the second most productive transportation river in the world.