An American superyacht was damaged as a drawbridge broke and closed on top of it

The Monday morning

rush hour was disrupted in South Florida as a drawbridge slipped and fell,

crushing a superyacht on its way through.

The 161ft yacht named

Rockstar was stopped in its tracks by

the bridge, which had broken and slipped after heavy storms. The accident took

place on the Intracoastal Waterway at Broad Causeway in Bay Harbour Island on

Monday 3rd December.

Bay Harbour Island’s

Town Manager, Ron Wasson, who can be heard in full in the video above, said:

“In this case it

looks like it was kind of a perfect storm. We had a very strong windstorm come

through, not uncommon to South Florida.”

“You could see that it

was pouring rain, very strong wind, and the bridge leaf just started to break,

just couldn’t hold it at the top, and it came down kind of in slow motion.”

“Once we got our

engineers on scene we were able to lift the leaf off the boat and get that out of

the way,” he added.

Bay Harbour is now

undergoing repairs to the drawbridge.

The U.S. Coast Guard

have said that only half of the bridge is now able to open, and therefore

movement is restricted to vessels taller than 16ft and 40ft wide.

Luckily none of the

15 people on board were hurt in the accident, however, we wouldn’t want to

vouch for that radar arch.

http://youtu.be/9Zry7J9KPtY