TAMPA -- The Kennedy Boulevard bridge has reopened after crews removed a crane drill rig that slid off a barge Tuesday and into the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa.
According to city of Tampa officials, the crane, which was on a barge on the river, became hooked on the bridge as it went up. The crane then slid partially off the barge and into the river.
No one was injured in the accident.
A higher capacity crane arrived to the scene Wednesday morning to lift the 125,000 pound drill rig mid-air, which relieved tension so they could eventually cut the cable that was hooked to the bridge with a torch. Next, crews removed the sunken tug boat before the bridge reopened.
The crane was being used by Johnson Brothers Corp., the crew working on the downtown Riverwalk project.
Florida Department of Transportation officials inspected the bridge before reopening it.