UPDATE: 1/27/2022 3:27 a.m. cst
The DuPont Bridge has been reopened. However, Tyndall Air Force Base will remain mission-essential only.
UPDATE: 1/26/2022 11:17 p.m.
PARKER, Fla. (WMBB) — Parker Police said the DuPont Bridge was struck around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Parker Police said they were notified by the Coast Guard at around 8:45-9 p.m.
The Florida Department of Transportation along with the Coast Guard will assess the damage to the bridge.
Police said there are no reported injuries at this time.
Tyndall Air Force Base put out a Facebook post around 11:00 p.m. stating the base will be operating in a mission essential only posture.
News 13 will post more details as they become available.
Our previous version of the story is below.
PARKER Fla. (WMBB) – Local authorities have shut down traffic between Parker and Tyndall Air Force Base due to a problem with the DuPont Bridge.
Reports say a vessel hit part of the bridge support while it was trying to sail underneath.
Tyndall officials have closed traffic moving west, while the Florida Highway Patrol closed traffic to the east.
The Coast Guard is on the scene to assess the severity of the damage.
Bay District School officials announced Tyndall Academy will be closed Thursday January 27. BDS officials ask teachers and staff to watch their emails for further updates.
Officials have not said how long the road closure will last.