Barge Crashes into Centerville Turnpike Bridge; Coast Guard is Investigating

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U.S. Coast Guard members patrol the Patapsco River in Baltimore.
U.S. Coast Guard members patrol the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Centerville Turnpike Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic Saturday after it was struck by a barge early in the morning.

The Coast Guard is investigating to determine the cause of the accident, according to a press release. Response boats were on the scene Saturday morning to keep mariners 100 feet from the bridge.

Chesapeake Public Works tweeted on Saturday that the bridge was stuck in the open position and advised drivers to use Route 168 Chesapeake Expressway.

The waterway reopened around 12:30 p.m., a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

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