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Jun 6, 2014 1:44 PM by AP

Boat hits Causeway Bridge, 1 person hurt

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was hurt when she was thrown from a boat that hit the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

Bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou tells NOLA.com/The Times Picayune the northbound side of the bridge was closed for a short time after a 21-foot fiberglass boat hitting southbound bridge.

Dufrechou says the boat, carrying five people, was traveling west at about 10:15 a.m. Friday and crossed beneath the northbound span about a mile from the south shore. As it was moving beneath the southbound span, he says the boat hit a piling and at least two people were tossed out of the boat.

He said the extent of the woman's injuries was not immediately available.

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