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Galveston causeway bridge closed for emergency train stop

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GALVESTON, Texas – An emergency train stop forced the closure of the Galveston causeway bridge for a short time Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. 

According to the Coast Guard, vessels were unable to travel around the Galveston Causeway bridge, while crews were trying to put a train back on the railroad tracks after it partially derailed. 

The unexpected closure of the bridge was first reported at 6 a.m. and the bridge reopened again at noon Sunday.