UPDATED: 2:30 p.m.
Around noon Thursday, the barge that got loose during Tropical Storm Isaias was set in position and hauled away from the spot where the river's current was pushing it against the overpass.
This was a delicate operation conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers. They said it would take hours, but three tugboats hauled it away much sooner.
The barge was moved away from the bridge and toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Boathouse Row.
PennDOT has been inspecting the bridge to make sure it’s safe, said District Engineer Ken McClain.
“There are no visual indications whatsoever with inspections that were done that there are any major, significant structural issues with that bridge," he said. “The bridge is not in jeopardy of falling down or a catastrophic failure."