Barge slams into Galveston bridge in Texas, causing partial collapse and shutdown

A barge slammed into a bridge in Galveston on Wednesday, spilling oil into the bay and forcing a shutdown of the east Texas span, officials said, in the latest accident involving prominent U.S. thoroughfares.

Aerial images showed that a section of a rail line alongside the bridge appeared to have collapsed, with slabs of concrete piled up on the barge.

No injuries were immediately reported at the Pelican Island Bridge, following the 10 a.m. CDT incident, according to a statement by the city of Galveston.

A barge slammed into a bridge in Galveston on Wednesday.

A barge slammed into a bridge in Galveston on Wednesday.KPRC

“The collision has resulted in an oil spill in the bay,” the city said. “The U.S. Coast Guard is responding and will determine the extent of the spill, as well as initiate the containment and cleanup processes.”

The barge slammed into a bridge in Galveston spilling oil into the bay

The barge slammed into a bridge in Galveston spilling oil into the bayKPRC

A container ship hit the the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March, killing six people.

And just two weeks ago, Interstate 95 in Connecticut was closed after a tanker truck, filled with gasoline, burst into flames and forced closure of the one of the eastern seaboard's most important thoroughfares.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

barge slams into galveston bridge in texas, causing partial collapse and shutdown
David K. Li

David K. Li is a senior breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.

OTHER NEWS

29 minutes ago

Kylian Mbappe proud to leave PSG ‘with head held high’

29 minutes ago

Poly student has 2 part-time jobs, earns over $1,000 a month from content creation alone

31 minutes ago

Priscilla Presley marks her 79th birthday with granddaughter Riley Keough, 34... after actress scored legal victory in battle for Graceland

31 minutes ago

Taylor Swift performs title song from The Tortured Poets Department live for the FIRST TIME as she wraps up Eras Tour stop in Portugal

31 minutes ago

Ben Affleck flashes his wedding ring as he bonds with son Samuel, 12, during sunny walk in Brentwood... amid Jennifer Lopez split rumors

33 minutes ago

Soccer-Leverkusen's 'dream season' will long be remembered - Alonso

34 minutes ago

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford split after 27 years

35 minutes ago

Labour leader Keir Starmer is often called dull. But he might be Britain's next prime minister

40 minutes ago

'Big players did not show up' in FA Cup final

40 minutes ago

Calls for a ‘balance’ between housing supply and immigration

40 minutes ago

Coalition ‘don’t know where they stand’ on misinformation laws

40 minutes ago

Sean Baker’s sex-worker romance ‘Anora’ wins Palme d’Or in Cannes

40 minutes ago

3 underrated Amazon Prime Video movies you should watch this weekend (May 24-26)

40 minutes ago

Luai ready to wear No.7 for NSW amid halves crisis

40 minutes ago

Atalanta star Lookman headlines Nigeria World Cup squad

40 minutes ago

Josh Kerr beats 39-year British one-mile record – and bitter rival Jakob Ingebrigtsen

42 minutes ago

Fading away: Aussie celebs who have lost half their weight in the last year - but don't accuse them of being on Ozempic!

43 minutes ago

"He's a very accomplished shooter" - When Jerry West revealed the difference between him and Klay Thompson

43 minutes ago

Ottawa Senators Winger Dominik Kubalik Helps Lead Host Czechia Into World Hockey Championship Final

43 minutes ago

Miami Heat may prefer Jimmy Butler trade over contract extension this summer

43 minutes ago

Chennai weather update, IPL 2024 Final KKR vs SRH: Will rain disrupt blockbuster clash?

46 minutes ago

Holiday’s finishing flurry helps Celtics beat Pacers for 3-0 lead in East Finals

47 minutes ago

Trump met with boos asking Libertarians for nomination, votes at chaotic convention

50 minutes ago

First French tourists evacuated from New Caledonia amid unrest

50 minutes ago

A'ja Wilson totals 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead Aces to 99-80 win over Caitlin Clark and Fever

50 minutes ago

America’s New Island Fighters Are Preparing for Conflict—a Stone’s Throw From Taiwan

50 minutes ago

Paige VanZant vs. Elle Brooke full fight video highlights

50 minutes ago

Queensland government announces $4 million initiative to reduce costs for first-year apprentices

50 minutes ago

‘It was unfair’: Dylan Brown “disappointed” to see Brad Arthur sacked, says players are to blame for Parramatta’s horror start

51 minutes ago

Families of Uvalde school shooting victims agree to $2 million settlement with city

51 minutes ago

Ex-soccer player Jakes Bates, of Tomball, putting best foot forward as he makes history in UFL

52 minutes ago

Apartment complex is evacuated near Sydney's CBD after fire erupts at e-bike store

52 minutes ago

Aussie bloke is threatened with $10,000 fine for simple act at his home

52 minutes ago

Video: Apartment complex is evacuated near Sydney's CBD after fire erupts at e-bike store

52 minutes ago

Video: Aussie bloke is threatened with $10,000 fine for simple act at his home

52 minutes ago

Video: Biden, 81, is seen shuffling out of Delaware clothes shop during Memorial Day weekend trip home

54 minutes ago

Arkansas MMA fighter who doesn't believe in gravity reveals plans to homeschool toddler son to stop him becoming gay

56 minutes ago

After European triumph, Dupont is off to chase world sevens trophy

56 minutes ago

Trump Pledges to Free Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht If Re-Elected

56 minutes ago

First professional female kora player, Sona Jobarteh shakes up traditions