Posted on March 27, 2023
On March 6, 2022, about 0038 local time, the towing vessel Robert Cenac was transiting the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, in Houma, Louisiana, pushing ahead the crane barge Mr. Dawg and another deck barge.1 While passing the Houma Twin Span Bridges, the crane aboard Mr. Dawg contacted the eastbound span of the bridge. Eastbound automobile bridge traffic was reduced from two lanes to one for 10 days. No pollution or injuries were reported. Damage to the bridge was estimated at $1.5 to $2.0 million.