Parts of North Claiborne Avenue were closed for hours due to an accident on a bridge over the Industrial Canal Wednesday morning.

According to DOTD, LA 39 (North Claiborne Avenue) was closed in both directions between Poland Avenue and Jourdan Avenue for hours.

According to RTA, a bus was involved in an incident at the bridge around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The bus was traveling from the Lower 9th Ward heading into the city when a safety barrier struck the bus.

Traffic was diverted at Saint Claude Avenue. The bridge reopened to traffic around 12 p.m.