Queen Isabella Causeway reopens after threat causes shutdown


Editors note: This story has been updated.

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KVEO) — The Queen Isabella Causeway has reopened, following a threat that prompted authorities to shut it down.

The causeway reopened on Sept. 15 just before 4:30 a.m. after an inspection of the bridge was completed, according to the South Padre Island’s website.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office received a call that reported a threat to the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge Monday evening, said a release.

The threat remains under investigation.

September 15 marks the 19th anniversary of the Queen Isabella Causeway Collapse where eight people died.

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KVEO) — An anonymous bomb threat is currently being investigated.

According to Lieutenant Olivarez with the Texas Departement of Public Safety (DPS), at 8 p.m. an anonymous male caller contacted the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office about a threat at the causeway.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office transferred the call to the South Padre Island Police Department, then SPI Police Department contacted DPS, who got in contact with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and shut down the causeway.

The coast guard is currently searching the causeway for any immediate threats, we will update with more information as it becomes available.

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