PADUCAH — The U.S. Coast Guard reported a barge hit the U.S. 45 Ohio River "Brookport" Bridge Sunday morning. 

A towboat pushing eight empty barges scraped a pier on the main Kentucky span of the structure.

A certified bridge instructor from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet completed a safety check on the bridge around 1 p.m. and says the bridge structure did not suffer any damage.

KYTC says the check confirmed the bridge structure did not suffer any damage, just a minor scrape along the pier. The bridge remains open to traffic.