JUNEAU, Alaska (WR) — A building barge carrying a crane hit the underside of the Douglas Bridge in Juneau on Wednesday. A bystander recorded the incident from shore and posted it onto social media, the place it was extensively shared.

The 620-foot (189 meter) lengthy Douglas Bridge connects Douglas Island with downtown Juneau. It’s the solely roadway into Douglas Island.

A ship tried to convey the crane beneath the bridge on Wednesday night time, CoastAlaska reported. The metal crane spiked up within the air because the barge did not clear the bridge. The crane then whipped upward after it scraped its approach throughout the underside of the bridge. The boat and barge continued by the Gastineau Channel with out stopping.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Ali Blackburn mentioned state transportation engineers carried out an inspection and located no structural harm.

“The influence was confirmed and there was no harm reported to the vessel or the bridge,” she mentioned.

Alaska Division of Transportation’s regional spokesman Sam Dapcevich mentioned in an announcement {that a} extra thorough investigation is underway.

“Restricted entry and diminishing daylight stored them from finishing a full inspection, however they have been capable of decide that the harm was not extreme and {that a} closure was pointless,” he mentioned within the assertion.