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Boat hits Causeway bridge, 1 person hurt

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Posted: Jun 6, 2014 2:58 PM
Updated: Jun 6, 2014 2:58 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Boat, Causeway, Bridge, Hurt

METAIRIE- Authorities say a woman was hurt when she was thrown from a boat that hit the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

The northbound side of the bridge was closed for a short time after a 21-foot fiberglass boat hit the southbound bridge.

Officials say the boat, carrying five people, was traveling west at about 10:15 a.m. Friday and crossed beneath the northbound span about a mile from the south shore. As it was moving beneath the southbound span, he says the boat hit a piling and at least two people were tossed out of the boat.

No word on the extent of the woman's injuries.

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