Severe thunderstorms and heavy winds on Monday blew 11 rail cars off the Huey P. Long Bridge, a three-lane bridge in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The rail cars plunged from the bridge on the east bank of the Mississippi River during heavy storms that rolled through the New Orleans area.
High winds toss rail cars from Huey P. Long Bridge. Details to come. pic.twitter.com/CitshQhp0c
â€” FOX 8 New Orleans (@FOX8NOLA) April 27, 2015
â€” NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) April 27, 2015
WGNO captures the Huey P. Long Bridge freight train plunge in this incredible video: http://t.co/uWmfVk6fY6
â€” Richard Campanella (@nolacampanella) April 27, 2015
â€” New Orleans Advocate (@theadvocateno) April 27, 2015
No injuries have been reported following the blown over rail cars. The Huey P. Long Bridge was built in 1935 and cost $13.4 million.