The Coast Guard reopened the river between Lock and Dam 27 and the Eads Bridge last night, about nine hours after the Jim Marko went down.
A towboat has sunk in the Mississippi River, near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.
A Mississippi River towboat that partially sank just over two weeks ago is nearly ready to begin its 350-mile trip to a St. Louis-area repair facility.
The 144-foot Stephen L. Colby towboat struck something below the water near LeClaire, Iowa Monday afternoon causing it to sink.
A towboat worker is facing federal charges that he choked his captain into unconsciousness as the vessel was traveling up the Mississippi River near St. Louis.