BOURNE, Mass. — Three bridges over the Cape Cod Canal have been checked out and none have any damage after a pole on a cruise ship clipped one of them last week.
The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2dWpMX3 ) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided to visually inspect all three bridges to make sure nothing was amiss after the pole scraped the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge on Wednesday.
The railroad bridge is 135 feet above water during high tide. The ship was stated to be 131 feet high. Corps of Engineers spokesman Timothy Dugan says it’s possible the ship is higher than stated.
He says the situation could have been avoided if the pole had been folded down, as designed.
The pole scraped off a small amount of paint.