Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Sunshine Bridge investigation

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a public hearing to consider evidence related to the Kristin Alexis formal marine casualty investigation beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana.

The hearing will focus on the overhead strike of the Highway 70 Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, which severely impacted the local community for several weeks while the bridge was impassible and out of service.

The public is invited to attend.

The hearing will be streamed live each day at:

The Coast Guard established an email address for the public and interested parties to provide information, ask questions and make comments related to the ongoing investigation during the hearing. This e-mail will be checked regularly and all correspondence will be acknowledged. The email address is

The Coast Guard will also continue to monitor any email sent to and all information sent to that address will be reviewed and responded to.

Members of the public who wish to attend the hearing must present valid government-issued photo identification. There will be a one-hour break for lunch each day of the hearing. Lunch will not be provided.

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