Captain of the port lifts safety zone around Mathews Bridge

Southeastern Coast Guard News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Captain of the Port lifted the safety zone in the St. Johns River around the Mathews Bridge at 8:15 p.m. Thursday after Florida Department of Transportation bridge inspectors determined there is no threat to river traffic passing below.

The bridge roadway remains closed to all traffic.

The Coast Guard is continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.

The USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin was under tow when it struck the Matthew’s Bridge Thursday afternoon. The vessel is currently moored at the Northern Florida Shipyard, approximately half a mile south of the bridge.

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