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Huey P. Long bridge closed after vessel strikes span

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JEFFERSON, La. (WWL-TV) — The Huey P. Long bridge is closed in both directions after a vessel struck the bridge, according to Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou.

The announcement was made just after 1:30 p.m.

According to The New Orleans Advocate, a Jefferson Parish spokesperson clarified to say that an antenna of a vessel hit the underside of the bridge. 

The Coast Guard is on the scene and investigating. 

This is a developing story. 

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