Barge slams into bridge in Galveston, Texas, causing oil spill

Crews are working to clean up the spill

Published: May 15, 2024 1:52pm

A barge hit a bridge in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, resulting in an oil spill.  

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office told a local news outlet that a giant part of the bridge fell off after the incident occurred. 

Texas A&M University at Galveston said that the Pelican Island Bridge is currently “closed to all traffic at this time due to a barge strike. Electricity has been restored and additional updates will be provided as the situation unfolds.”

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