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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:22 PM CST

The Old Vicksburg Bridge in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is beginning to resemble a pinball machine as river barges have bounced against piers under it. Those collisions have also affected rail transportation in the area.

River basis is slowly recovering from the more than one month of flooding, and rail basis to St. Louis and the Gulf overall has been improving a little. If barges are unable to make it to the Gulf to load waiting vessels, rail may be the best way to get it there for now.

Between January 12-21, five tows have been unable to safely navigate under the ...

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