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Florida Sues Navy, Ship Towing Co., Over 2013 Matthews Bridge Crash

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The state of Florida is suing the Navy over an accident that heavily damaged Jacksonville’s Mathews Bridge two years ago.

The state owns the heavily traveled bridge that spans the St. Johns River.

A more than 750-foot Navy ship was being towed in September of 2013 when it crashed into the bridge and caused $4 million in damage.

As the Florida News Service reports, the lawsuit filed by the Florida Transportation Department is seeking payments from the Navy and Moran Towing Corporation.