Cape Cod Bridges Inspected After Cruise Ship Accident

   October 18, 2016 ,   Accidents

Three bridges over Cape Cod Canal were checked out and none have any damage following a pole on a cruise liner clipped one of them on Wednesday night, October 12.

Cape Cod Times reported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had decided to visually inspect all 3 bridges to make sure nothing was amiss after the pole scraped Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge.

The railroad bridge is 135 ft above water during high tide. The Viking Star ship was stated to be 131 ft high. Timothy Dugan, Corps of Engineers spokesman, said it was possible the ship was higher than stated.

He said the situation could have been avoided in case the pole had been folded down, as designed. Viking Star's pole scraped off a little amount of paint.