Large Barge Hits Texas Bridge, Causes Partial Collapse & Spills Chemicals Into Gulf Of Mexico

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   Crash only the latest in a string of bizarre incidents involving boats and aircraft

Images out of Galveston, Texas, show a barge ran into the Pelican Island Bridge on Wednesday, causing a partial collapse and sending unknown chemicals into the water.

🚨 #BREAKING: A barge has hit the Pelican Island bridge in Galveston, TX causing a partial collapse

Chemicals from the barge are now flowing into the water pic.twitter.com/cOtgm7vjpR

— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) May 15, 2024

🚨BREAKING: A Massive Barge has crashed into a bridge that goes over Pelican Island Causeway in Galveston, Texas…

Chemicals or fuel said to be pouring into water..

Developing Story.. pic.twitter.com/PuGHi1xZXJ

— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) May 15, 2024

The bridge has been shut down for traffic on both sides, and the barge was struck by large pieces of concrete and train tracks.

Power was out at the Texas A&M University Galveston for a period of time, but the campus Facebook page soon announced it was restored.

The incident is similar to the cargo ship that hit Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge in March.

This week, it was revealed the boat that hit the Baltimore bridge lost power twice before running into the overpass.

About 10 hours before a cargo ship struck Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing its collapse, the ship had two power failures on board, a new report by federal investigators reveals. https://t.co/9qNw4p8Khb pic.twitter.com/uGwuCfVznX

— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) May 15, 2024

This article will be updated when more information about the cause of the wreck is available.

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