If you use Popp's Ferry Road, avoid the bridge. Biloxi police are telling motorists they can't drive over the bridge right now. Authorities closed the bridge after 12:00 when a barge broke away from a tow boat and slammed into the bridge's base.
Inspectors must check the impact area to see what sort of damage was done.
WLOX.com will update this story throughout the day. And an email blast will go out again when the bridge reopens.