Texas bridge partially collapses after barge rams into it and causes oil spill

Texas bridge partially collapses after barge rams into it and causes oil spill


A barge crashed into a Texas bridge, leading to its partial collapse and an oil spill.

The large barge smashed into the only bridge connecting Galveston, Texas, with Pelican Island, which houses a university. Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Ray Nolen said one person on the barge had been knocked overboard but was quickly recovered. The segment of the bridge that partially collapsed was an unused railroad bridge that runs alongside the motorway.

Oil spills into the surrounding waters after a barge hit a bridge in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (KTRK via AP)

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According to the Associated Press, David Flores, a bridge superintendent with the Galveston County Navigation District, said the crash occurred when a tugboat lost control of two barges it

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