Barges collide with bridge on Atchafalaya River

Melville Bridge (Source:
Melville Bridge (Source:

MELVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A spokesman from the Coast Guard said Friday a vessel and several barges collided with the Melville Bridge on the Atchafalaya River.

Terral River Service, a bulk material handling and river transportation service company located in Lake Providence, LA, owns the vessel.

There were some reports the main channel span was closed to river traffic, but a Coast Guard spokesman said it has not. However, there are height restrictions.

Terral River Service is waiting for equipment to do some repairs before it can clear the vessel.

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