U. S. Coast Guard investigators hope to release findings by the end of the year from an investigation into the Eggners Ferry Bridge crash. The motor vessel Delta Mariner knocked out one section of the bridge in January. Lead investigator Lieutenant Jaime Salinas says the report is going through its final in-office reviews. It will then go to the district commander for review. Salinas says the report will include safety recommendations, and suggest reprimands and commendations.
He says the Coast Guard cannot formally charge anyone with wrongdoing. The Coast Guard is working closely with the National Transportation Safety Board to compile the report.