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UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS: Spring Break Traffic between Destin and FWB rerouted.

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Posted by: Sandra Walden
Date: Mar 20 2013 4:23 PM is reporting that a barge struck the west side of Brooks Bridge Wednesday afternoon. This bridge is between Destin and Ft 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 crashed 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.

The Okaloosa Sheriff's Office is directing motorists to use the Mid-Bay Bridge as an alternate route.

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UPDATE: has posted on facebook that the westbound lanes of Brooks Bridge are now open, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.  They have also posted videos of the accident recorded by a reader.  The link above will give their updated story.

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