Galveston bridge closes after barge slams into span inflicting partial collapse | EUROtoday

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A Texas bridge was struck by a cargo ship on Wednesday morning, bringing visitors to and from a small residential island to a standstill as officers work to find out whether or not the construction is secure from collapse.

The incident occurred round 10am on Wednesday, in accordance with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. The strike brought on a bit of a a railway line connected to the Pelican Island Causeway to fall into the water however the bridge seems to be intact.

A bridge in Galveston Texas was hit by a barge on Wednesday, inflicting a part of an connected railway to break down (AP)

According to KPRC, the incident resulted in an oil spill and the bridge to be closed to visitors in each instructions. Part of the railway line could possibly be seen on prime of the barge. The US Coast Guard has been known as to the scene. The bridge is the one method out and in of Pelican Island, which is house to a Texas A&M University at Galveston campus.

In a press release posted to X, the college system mentioned that it might be offering updates because the state of affairs unfolds.

A report from the Texas Department of Transportation printed final 12 months discovered that one bridge strike may shut the construction to visitors. The Texas Department of Transportation beforehand mentioned that that they had deliberate to begin changing the construction within the subsequent two years.

In addition to the college, Seawolf Park, a memorial to USS Seawolf, and several other maritime trade firms are primarily based on the island which has a inhabitants of about 10,000.

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