Floating crane hits Crimean Bridge during heavy storm in Russia (VIDEOS)
The large yellow crane hit the recently opened 19km-long bridge during a raging storm in the Kerch Strait on Saturday morning. The floating construction was dragging anchors and collided with one of the bridge’s pillars.
The bridge sustained minor damage, mainly on its guard rails and a lighting mast. “No other visible damage was so far documented,” the company responsible to the bridge’s maintenance told Interfax news agency.
A tug boat was dispatched to tow the crane away.
The Crimean Bridge was officially opened to traffic in May. It connects the Crimean peninsula with mainland Russia.
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