Viking Star Clips Railroad Bridge: VIDEO

By ,   October 14, 2016 ,   Accidents

Army Corps of Engineers personnel on duty at Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) on Wednesday night, October 12, heard scraping sounds as a Viking cruise ship passed under Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge, according to Larry Rosenberg, Corps Public Affairs Chief.

He said that Viking Star passed under the bridge at 7:08 p.m. The Corps is currently investigating the incident.

Video: Delian Wylie

The railroad bridge is 544 feet wide and features clearance of 135 feet, according to the website of Army Corps. The Viking Star ship has 9 decks, according to Viking Ocean Cruises, and can accommodate 930 passengers. 

For reports on other Viking Star ship accidents see at