Cape Cod Canal bridge clipped by passing cruise ship

BOURNE, MASS. (WHDH) - A cruise ship clipped a bridge on the Cape Cod Canal Wednesday.

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, a cruise ship named the Viking Star clipped the underside of the Railroad Bridge in the Cape Cod Canal just after 7 p.m.

Officials say the contact was made by an aluminum mast, which had a light on the end. It took a small amount of paint off the bridge.

The cruise ship was headed from Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay when it struck the bridge.

The bridge was inspected shortly after the incident, but there were no issues.

Engineers plan on inspecting the other bridges along the ship’s route to see if any others were struck or impacted.

The Army Corps of Engineers notes that all bridges have a clearance of 135 feet, but the ship may have passed under the bridge at close to peak high tide, which was at 6:32 p.m.

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