Coast Guard closes Barataria Bayou after bridge allision

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...