Shocking Footage: Barge Crashes into Bridge, Causing Partial Collapse and Oil Spill

Shocking Footage: Barge Crashes into Bridge, Causing Partial Collapse and Oil Spill


A barge struck a bridge in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday morning, causing the partial collapse of an adjacent rail line and an oil spill, according to the city.

The Pelican Island Causeway Bridge, which connects Galveston Island to Pelican Island to its north, was closed until engineers could assess whether the two-lane structure was safe for motorists to cross.

Video of the damaged bridge — the only one connecting the small island to Galveston — circulated on social media and showed a section of rail line along the causeway had collapsed into Galveston Bay.

BRIDGE CLOSURE | A barge struck the Pelican Island Causeway, shutting it down in both directions this morning. The bridge connects the north side of Galveston Island just west of

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