Tow Breaks Up At Lock 25

The Upper Mississippi River was temporarily closed at Lock and Dam 25 after a 12-barge tow broke up while transiting the lock at 2:15 a.m. September 26.

According to Corps of Engineers spokesman Scott Ross, stray barges were still being gathered in the afternoon, but the lock was open for business by 3 p.m. He said it would be open, but “intermittently” closed on September 27 as investigators made damage assessments on the lock. The Corps did not disclose the name of the vessel involved.

Lock and Dam 25, located at Mile 241.4 near Winfield, Mo., became operational on May 18, 1939. It is the third southern-most lock and dam in the system on the Upper Mississippi River.