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BREAKING : BRIDGE COLLAPSE – BARGE STRIKES PELICAN ISLAND BRIDGE IN TEXAS

Mario Nawfal

@MarioNawfal
🚨🇺🇸BREAKING: BRIDGE COLLAPSE – BARGE STRIKES PELICAN ISLAND BRIDGE IN TEXAS

A barge accident has caused the railway section of the Pelican Island Bridge in Galveston, Texas, to collapse significantly.

The immediate and extensive impacts on local traffic and transport services are expected to cause significant disruptions.

Emergency and repair crews are likely assessing the situation.

Source: BNO, ABC

Mario Nawfal

@MarioNawfal
🚨🇺🇸 UPDATE: BARGE CRASH IN GALVESTON

A barge carrying petroleum products crashed into the Pelican Island Bridge in Galveston at around 10 a.m. today.

The barge, owned by Martin Petroleum, was carrying vacuum gas oil.

It has a capacity of 30,000 gallons, but the amount leaked is unknown.

The crash resulted in an oil spill, making Pelican Island inaccessible to vehicle traffic. No injuries were reported.

The spill has closed a 6.5-mile stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Temporary power outages on Pelican Island were reported but have since been restored.

Sources: CBS, City of Galveston

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