NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A tugboat was carrying a crane when it struck the underside of the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday night, briefly shutting down traffic.
The Department of Transportation said there didn’t appear to be any structural damage to the bridge. However, the collision led to a near-20 foot section of scaffolding being damaged.READ MORE: COVID 1 Year: 'Long Haulers' Still On Long Road To Recovery, 'A Complete Lifestyle Change'
The scaffolding was being used by workers to repaint the bridge, designated by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark.
The FDNY said there were no reports of injuries. Marine crews remained on the scene late Tuesday, surveying the damage.READ MORE: Wife Of Top Cuomo Aide Shows Support On Social Media For Governor's Latest Sexual Harassment Accuser
All lanes were eventually reopened.
The Bridge, which crosses the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, is undergoing a $500 million rehabilitation project.
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