Coast Guard closes Barataria Bayou after bridge allision

Coast Guard 8th District News
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard closed a portion of Barataria Bayou after a tug allided with a bridge, Tuesday.

At 10:03 a.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that the uninspected towing vessel, Julie Marie, was pushing 2 barges of limestone when it allided with the Leo Kerner Bridge on Barataria Bayou at mile marker 35.5 in Laffite.

The waterway is currently closed at mile marker 35.5.

There are no reports of pollution or injuries.

The Coast Guard is working with the Department of Transportation to investigate the cause of the incident.

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