Mississippi officials looking for vandals who caused more than $30,000 in damage to glass panels of pedestrian bridge — including shooting at bridge from highway

Published 6:09 am Friday, May 24, 2024

Police hope the public can help them identify and arrest the vandals responsible for more than $30,000 in damage to the glass walls of a pedestrian bridge over a busy Mississippi highway.

WLOX in Biloxi reports that in one month, vandals have shattered four of the glass panels of the Gulfport Tramway, which connects a city park with the Mississippi Aquarium and the Coast Transit Authority parking garage. The pedestrian bridge spans over Highway 90 in Gulfport.

Footage from security cameras shows at least one of the vandals jumping onto one of the barriers and then shattering the $6,500 pane of glass.

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Images show a person in a dark-colored T-shirt walking on the Gulfport Tramway, causing damage and then running off.

Officials say four panels on the Gulfport Tramway have been damaged in one month. One of the panels was reportedly broken after a bullet was fired from a car driving under the tramway.

Officials say replacing the glass panels could take up to two months, and will likely include temporarily shutting down traffic on Highway 90.

Gulfport PD is investigating the vandalism. Those who recognize the person captured on surveillance video or have other information are encouraged to contact law them at 228-868-5900 or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.