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May 16, 2024

Barge hits, damages bridge in Texas

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A barge hit a bridge in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, spilling oil into surrounding waters and closing the only road to a small island, officials said.

The bridge that leads to Pelican Island, located just north of Galveston, was hit by a barge around 9:30 a.m., said Ronnie Varela, with the Galveston's Office of Emergency Management.


 
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