Tanker Hits Long Bridge

Monday, April 1, 2013 — The Portugese-flagged tanker Harbour Feature came loose from its mooring at the State Pier earlier today, swung into the current, and hit the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

Assuming the timestamp of SebecTec’s webcam is accurate — we have no reason to doubt it — the ship began moving at 1:10 p.m. In about nine minutes the ship came to rest parallel to the bridge.

Among one small knot of onlookers on Ceres Street the scuttlebutt was that a line had parted. Reposts suggest there has been some damage to the bridge. For now, the I-95 bridge is the only one way across the Piscataqua.

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