The 80 meter long self-propelled barge Verandering allided with the Koningin Máxima Bridge at Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. The Verandering was passing under the bridge when the wheelhouse struck the bridge. The Verandering’s wheelhouse had its roof torn off while the bridge sustained some concrete damage. Traffic was halted until the Verandering was taken to a nearby quay while the bridge was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries.
The 70 meter long self-propelled cement tanker-barge Aviso allided with the George Schweitzer Bridge on the Old Rhine River at Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. The Aviso was passing under the bridge when the vessel’s wheelhouse struck the bridge deck. No reports of injuries. The wheelhouse was destroyed disabling the vessel. The bridge suffered only minor scrapes. The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.