Barža EN

Barža EN

A barge is a flat-bottomed ship, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and must be towed or pushed by towboats, canal barges or towed by draft animals on an adjacent towpath. Barges contended with the railway in the early Industrial Revolution, but were outcompeted in the carriage of high-value items due to the higher speed, falling costs and route flexibility of railways.

Floating restaurant torn from mooring by thawing ice on Neris in Vilnius

At about noon on Tuesday, rescuers in Vilnius were alerted that the stream of ice flowing down the Neris as the river thaws had torn a barge near the center...