Crane Strikes McTeer Bridge

Tuesday, May 01, 2007
On April 26, a crane being towed by the tug Sara Kaitlin struck the McTeer Bridge on the Beaufort River. The barge under tow, Mobro 139, was carrying the crane that struck the bridge. The tug and barge were heading south towards Savannah, Ga. The crane sustained minor damage. The operators of the tug and barge, Savannah Marine Services Inc. and CML Equipment Company LLC respectively, are fully cooperating with the Coast Guard. This matter is under investigation by the Coast Guard. South Carolina Department of Transportation has closed the McTeer Bridge to vehicular traffic. The Lady's Island Bridge (Wood's Bridge) is open to recreational vessel traffic on a restricted schedule as follows. Commercial vessel traffic restrictions have not been implemented at this time.

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