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Floating barge collides with bridge along canal in Buffalo

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 15:45:36-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It appears that a floating barge has hit a pedestrian bridge in the Union Canal along route 5, according to our 7 Eyewitness News crew at the scene.

Buffalo police and city workers have closed off the area in the 1700 block of Fuhrmann Boulevard pending further inspection. The incident happened around 12:45 p.m.

According to Department of Public Works Commissioner Michael Finn, the barge came loose off of its moorings and then struck the bridge.

The bridge sustained some damage and no injuries were reported.