A major Jacksonville, Fla., bridge has been closed to traffic for more than three weeks after officials there say it took "a significant hit" from a cargo ship being towed below it.
The boat hit the Mathews Bridge on Sept. 26, closing the bridge to the estimated 56,000 vehicles that use it daily, the Florida Times-Union reports.
The bridge's clearance? 150 feet. That's well higher the planned 116-foot-tall twin Interstate 5 bridges over the Columbia River Crossing plans.
The military cargo ship that hit the bridge is 754 feet long, with a beam width of 106 feet, the Times-Union says.
Florida news reports show that the underside support beams of the Mathews bridge were sheared off.
Project officials bought them off with more than $85 million in promises, although, as The Oregonian reported, at least one company feels they were low balled and have filed suit against the state.