Captain of the port lifts safety zone around Mathews Bridge

Captain of the port lifts safety zone around Mathews Bridge
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....

Portion of St. Johns River closed after vessel strikes Mathews Bridge

Portion of St. Johns River closed after vessel strikes Mathews Bridge
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard closed a portion of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday afternoon after a vessel struck the Mathews Bridge, which connects downtown Jacksonville to the Arlington area. A tug was towing the USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin when the ship struck the bridge near the center span. Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Mayport and other law enforcement...