On April 8th 2014 the Sabula Railway bridge was struck by the Marquette Transportation Barge Wisconsin. No one was injured. The Sabula Fire Department was called alongside the Sabula ambulance crew to search for a missing bargeman but he was later found on the barge unharmed. The protective wooden barrier was almost completely destroyed by the barge. The incident as of the day of the accident was investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Pacific Railway Police with assistance by the Sabula Fire Department who provided their rescue boat as transportation until additional boats arrived.