Nightly News   |  January 27, 2012

Cargo ship slams into Kentucky bridge

The ship was traveling upriver when it hit the aging Eggner Ferry Bridge, the steel wrapping around the ship’s hull. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> transportation officials in kentucky are trying to figure out how this happened. that's the eggnor fairy bridge . that is a huge cargo ship that slammed into it last night. nobody was hurt, but at least one guy driving across it in the rain says he didn't realize a 20-foot section was missing until he slammed on the brakes with five feet to spare. something else here, the barge was carrying atlas rocket components to a launch site.