Moment crane crashes into NYC’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, cracking steel beams — but engineers say it caused no structural damage
The barge struck the iconic New York City Bridge at 8 a.m. Wednesday when the boat carrying a crane hit the side of the bridge — but there was no structural damage to the landmark’s integrity.
This is the nail-biting moment a crane crashed into the Brooklyn Bridge – a steel beam cracked as shocked locals recorded the incident.
The barge hit New York City’s iconic bridge at 8 a.m. Wednesday, collapsing the structure below. However, engineers said there was no structural damage.
The boat hit the side of the landmark while carrying a crane.
Michelle Krupa with the Coastguard Operations Unit said: ‘A crane barge was passing under the bridge and a crane for maintenance struck a track system under the bridge.’
The barge hit New York City’s iconic bridge at 8 a.m. Wednesday, collapsing the structure below
This nail-biting moment a crane crashed into the Brooklyn Bridge – a steel beam cracked
Commenting on the damage, he said: ‘Not serious damage, looks like some damage to the track system.’
The FDNY confirmed that there was no structural or integrity damage to the suspension bridge.
No one was injured during the ordeal, and the bridge is still open to the public.
Officials are still investigating the situation.
After watching the terrifying video, one NYC native wrote: ‘I’ll be avoiding that route until further notice.’
Engineers said there was no structural damage. The Manhattan skyline is visible in the background
Another said: ‘Are you kidding me?!? It’s not right’ while a third said: ‘Yes. There is a case against someone.’
A fourth person added: ‘How on earth does it happen, those idiots are supposed to be extra careful in situations like this especially if you’re driving a crane boat.’
Others joked about the situation.
‘That barge captain needs his crane-yum checked,’ one jibes, while another says: ‘Dumb-o has a new meaning.’
A native New Yorker said: ‘All I know is that I’m not crossing the Brooklyn Bridge until the next visit…..’
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