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Bridge Damaged In Paulsboro Derailment To Be Fixed Soon

Officials are working to get a bridge back in service that collapsed during a freight train derailment two weeks ago in Paulsboro.

crews use a 150-ton crane to lift a rail car from the water before securing it to a barge on the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro
Crews use a 150-ton crane to lift a rail car from the water before securing it to a barge on the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro. (US Coast Guard)

Officials tell the South Jersey Times  that the bridge may be back in service within the next two days.

A ruptured tanker car released vinyl chloride when seven cars of an 84-car train derailed on or near a swivel-style bridge over Mantua Creek on Nov. 30.

The gas, used to make PVC plastic, led to the evacuation of more than 329 families and businesses. No one was seriously sickened, though dozens were checked out at a hospital.

Coast Guard Capt. Kathy Moore tells the newspaper they were working Saturday to remove the one remaining rail car as safely and quickly as possible.

FULL COVERAGE: Paulsboro Train Derailment

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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