Watched a similar "accident" involving one of the draw-bridges between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, FL. A sailboat was approaching the bridge under power as it was opening. Boat was going down-current and tried to shoot the opening before the spans were fully raised. Needless to say, he got hooked and was now stuck under the bridge. Funny thing with this particular (old) bridge is that it needed to be fully raised before it could be then lowered - something about the way the safeties were designed. So, up it goes until the boat is now straightened-up and the rig rips out. Way before camera-phones unfortunately!
snipeleeMember Since 08 Oct 2004
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