Here are a few pictures I took yesterday at the MS Welcome Center at the bridges of the partially sunken barge on I-20 pier span. In yesterday's paper, The Vicksburg Post, the removal of the barge will resume this coming Wednesday. It will involve cutting the barge with a crane mounted chisel. The waterway will close to vessel traffic once work begins and they anticipate no problems. It involves the Coast Guard, state transportation officials from Louisiana and Mississippi, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Adm, Vicksburg Bridge Commission and Marquette Transportation, which owned the vessel pushing the 30-barge tow that struck the piers on both river bridges here. There have been four barge strikes along the Lower MS River since March 20, including two at Vicksburg and one a Natchez. The river crested at 43.3 feet. The barges that struck the bridges were carrying soybeans.