Tanker Ship Hit Sunshine Bridge Reopens Again


According to an article published in The Advocate, a tanker ship hit the Sunshine Bridge on Sunday afternoon, prompting a temporary closure of the span.

What happened?

On June 16, the boat hit the bridge around 1:30 p.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Lexie Preston. The extent of the damage is not yet known. The bridge was completely shut down for approximately two hours.

Vessel closed

This incident marks at least the second time in a year the Sunshine Bridge has been closed after a vessel collided with the structure.

The City of Donaldsonville Twitter account shared a picture of the bridge damage after the collision.

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Source: TheAdvocate


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