May 28, 2024



Barge hits a bridge in Texas, damaging the structure and causing an oil spill

ABC News

By LEKAN OYEKANMI Associated Press and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press
May 15, 2024, 1:06 PM

GALVESTON, Texas — A barge slammed into a bridge pillar in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, spilling oil into waters near busy shipping channels and closing the only road to a small neighboring island. No injuries were reported.

The impact sent pieces of the bridge, which connects Galveston to Pelican Island, tumbling on top of the barge and shut down a stretch of waterway so crews could clean up the spill. The accident knocked one man off the vessel and into the water, but he was quickly recovered and was not injured, said Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Ray Nolen.

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