UPDATE: I-30 river bridge back open after boat hit protective barrier

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The Interstate 30 river bridge connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock was shut down temporarily Thursday afternoon.

Capt. Randy Hickmon with the Little Rock Fire Department told Channel 7 News that the bridge was back open as of 4:40 p.m. Coast Guard inspectors said that a boat or barge hit the bridge's protective barrier, and no damage was done to the bridge itself.

No injuries have been reported.

KATV's Matt Mershon is on the scene. Stay with and Channel 7 News for the latest information as it becomes available.