COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- In February, an uncontrolled barge collided with at least two of the piers holding up the pedestrian bridge.
The collision caused the bridge to possibly become unstable.
"We think that the pier was strictly rotated on its base, so it's leaning now," said Kevin Stafford.
According to Columbus city engineer, Kevin Stafford above and below water inspections are now underway to assess the damage.
He says he's hoping the repair is an easy fix.
"The steel remains where it is and we take that column and push it back to where it vertical again and we sat everything back down and we all move on, that the simple fix," said Stafford.
However, Stafford said there could be more damage at least 17 feet underwater than they can see at this time.
He said until inspections are done city officials can not be sure just how bad the damage is.
"After inspecting the field, we'll have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done," said Stafford.