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Barge strikes bridge in Surf City

Posted July 19, 2015

A barge being pushed by a tugboat in Surf City struck the Topsail Island Bridge Sunday.

The accident occurred shortly after noon. The bridge was shut down for a short time to boaters, but vehicle traffic was not impacted.

No injuries were reported.

According to the United States Coast Guard, the accident was likely a combination of wind, current and operator error.

According to reports, the actual bridge did not sustain any damage but a wooden fender was broken. Boaters in the area were being advised to use caution with potential debris in the water.

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