Boat hits Causeway bridge, 1 person 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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