Rigolets railroad bridge near Slidell stuck in open position after crash

Rigolets railroad bridge near Slidell stuck in open position after crash
The Coast Guard is investigating a maritime crash that happened near Slidell on Wednesday, Jan. 13. (Source: Pexels/stock image)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Coast Guard is investigating a maritime crash that happened near Slidell on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification around 1 a.m. stating the towing vessel Robert Cenac reportedly hit the Rigolets railroad bridge near Slidell. The swing bridge, owned by CSX Transportation, is currently stuck in the open position. The waterway is still open to marine traffic.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

For any inquiries regarding bridge damage, contact CSX Public Affairs via email, mediateam@csx.com, or by phone at 1-855-955-6397.

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