Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville reopened after structure hit by ship

Jim Hanzo
June 16, 2019 - 4:43 pm



The Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville has reopened after a ship crashed into the structure, according to the St. James Sheriff's Office.

Crews are looking into the extent of damage to the bridge.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. and U.S. Coast Guard officials said the vessel slammed into a large beam, damaging fencing at the bottom of the bridge. 

The bridge reopened in both directions around 3:45 today.  



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