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ANOTHER ‘Accident’: Barge Collides With Texas Bridge, Resulting In Collapse


As crews continue sifting through the wreckage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, several other bridges have been hit by container ships in a series of incidents that has sparked speculation that U.S. infrastructure could be under attack.

The latest incident occurred in Galveston, Texas, as reported by Fox News:

A large barge crashed into the Pelican Island Bridge in Texas on Wednesday, causing a section of the bridge, including railroad tracks, to smash down onto the barge, Fox 7 Austin reports.

Officials say there were no reports of injuries in the collision that occurred around 10 a.m.

However, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry says two crew members did go overboard but were recovered from the water, Fox 7 Austin reports.

Henry says the collision caused oil to spill from the barge, which has a capacity of 30,000 gallons, although it is unclear how much of it went into the water.

Pelican Island is located north of Galveston and is connected to the city by the bridge.

Officials say the bridge has been shut down to traffic in both directions.

News of the latest incident quickly spread via social media:

In the aftermath of the Baltimore incident, a number of prominent figures began floating theories that the collision was part of an organized attack on the homeland.

One of the most notable examples was investigative journalist Lara Logan.

As TheBlaze reported last month:

After talking to many people, including some who “had worked in Baltimore for 30 years,” some who “worked in maritime attacks,” and others who “are still on active duty in the intelligence community,” Lara came away with a narrative about the bridge collapse that didn’t at all match the official statement given by authorities.

“One person in particular knew instantly that from the very first moment that he saw that ship, it wasn’t inside the channel, which is where it has to be when it’s on course,” she explains.

Further, “Multiple intelligence professionals” told Lara that they “knew the moment they saw it” that the collision “was a technique … because [they] carry out this technique on foreign battlefields.”

Here’s a full clip of her comments:



 

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