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A barge is a flat bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Barges contended with the railway in the early industrial revolution but was outcompeted due to low speed and sinking costs of rail transport. Barges are still used today, as the cost of hauling goods by barge is very low.