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Barges collide with bridge on Atchafalaya River

Posted: Updated: April 7, 2013 10:16 AM
Melville Bridge (Source: www.flickr.com) Melville Bridge (Source: www.flickr.com)
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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