That Crunching Sound? Crane on Barge Hits Scaffolding Under Brooklyn Bridge

The Daily News reports that Tuesday evening, a crane carried on a barge ripped into the scaffolding, in place for repair work, under the Brooklyn Bridge. The Daily News story says there are no reported injuries, and no apparent structural damage to the bridge, though it is being inspected. At 9:15, Notify NYC reported that “[d]ue to an earlier incident the FDR exit ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge has been closed.” It advised to expect heavy traffic delays and to take alternate routes. There’s no indication of any delays to traffic bound from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

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  • Chuck Taylor

    So I wonder if that explains the helicopters I heard buzzing during the 8-9 o’clock hour that seemed to go on and on…

  • Andrew Porter

    Not the first time this has happened. Battleships, aircraft carriers and the like headed for the Brooklyn Navy Yard also had close encounters with the bridge.

  • my2cents

    Yes, first time dining alfresco all year and those damned helicopters were literally straight over our heads for about an hour. Plus we could hear the horns from pissed off motorists…

  • Team Brooklyn

    I heard the helicopters too! There is something unsettling about helicopters overhead. Always a bad sign.