Popp’s Ferry Bridge back open following barge crash

LIVE REPORT: Popp's Ferry Bridge reopens after being hit by barge

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The Popp’s Ferry Bridge is back open after closing again early Wednesday morning for an inspection.

The inspection was due to a barge crashing into the bridge Tuesday afternoon.

The bridge is now open to vehicular traffic. However, marine traffic usage remains closed until further notice.

A city engineer is heading to the back bay scene to determine if the barge hit the concrete and whether the bridge is structurally sound.
A city engineer is heading to the back bay scene to determine if the barge hit the concrete and whether the bridge is structurally sound. (Source: WLOX)
All traffic going across the Popp’s Ferry Bridge has been shut down after authorities say a barge struck the bridge.
All traffic going across the Popp’s Ferry Bridge has been shut down after authorities say a barge struck the bridge. (Source: WLOX)

Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday is when authorities say a barge crashed into the wooden pylons on the east side of the Popp’s Ferry Bridge. Those pylons surround the concrete pilings that form the base of the bridge.

Popp's Ferry Bridge closed to traffic after barge accident. Here's the scene right now

Posted by City of Biloxi on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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