Barge crashes into Brooks Bridge (slideshow)

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A barge struck the west side of Brooks Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 05:28 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH -- A barge crashed into the Brooks Bridge about 3:15 p.m.

The bridge is being closed to all traffic. There were cars on the bridge when the crash occured.

Some pipes that run under the bridge were struck and were leaking large amounts of water and possibly gas.

Damage is reported is reported on the west side of the bridge.

View a slideshow of the damage.

A crane on top a barge hit the west side of the bridge about 3:15 p.m.

It is unknown if there were any injuries. Firefighters and paramedics are on the scene to look for any possible injuries on the boats that were underneath the bridge.

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