Coast Guard responding after railroad bridge accident near Slidell

The Coast Guard is responding to a maritime accident involving a railroad bridge near Slidell that happened Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans said they received notification around 1 a.m. stating the inspected towing vessel Robert Cenac reportedly hit the Rigolets railroad bridge near Slidell, according to a news release issued by the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard said the swing bridge, owned by CSX Transportation, is currently stuck in the open position, and the waterway is still open to marine traffic.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

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