The 180 meter long, 34627 dwt bulk carrier Rainbow Quest struck the Brooklyn Bridge on the East River in New York. The vessel’s light tower struck the underside of the bridge. Authorities stopped traffic on the bridge for two hours while it was inspected for damage. No damage was reported and the bridge was reopen for traffic. Reports state the river’s tide was high, but not at its highest point. No injuries or pollution released.
The 30 meter long, 186 dwt tug Thomas Dann was towing a crane vessel on the East River when the upright crane struck the scaffolding on the underbelly of the span of the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge suffered no structural damage, but a 20 by 75 foot section of the scaffold was damage or fell into the river below. The scaffolding has been in place for several years to allow crews to repaint the bridge. No reports of injuries. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
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