Barge strikes bridge in Sargent, repairs completed
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
June 1, 2011 at 1:01 a.m.
Updated June 2, 2011 at 1:02 a.m.
A barge struck down a swing bridge in Sargent in Matagorda County.
The collision occurred about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Andy Brzozowski, maintenance supervisor for the Texas Department of Public Transportation in Matagorda County. The bridge is part of Farm-to-Market Road 457, Brzozowski said.
By 5:15 p.m., the bridge was repaired and opened to traffic.
There were no injuries. Brzozowski said he doesn't know exactly what went wrong.
"They lost control of it, and that's all I know," he said.
During the repairs, a boat was available to get people to and from the island that the road connects to in case of any emergencies.