(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday it lifted traffic restrictions on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Galveston, Texas after temporarily halting movement on a section of the waterway following a barge incident.

A sunken barge east of the Galveston Causeway railroad bridge was refloated Tuesday evening, the agency said in a statement.

(Reporting by Apeksha Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)