Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!

This is amazing that the even could even happen,

but that someone was able to take the sequence of pictures.

Look at each picture slowly and completely - in order to the end.
If not for the photos no one would believe this!!!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
The towboat is approaching the bridge with barges loaded with coal.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
This frame gives you an idea of how fast the river is running Obviously at or near flood stage.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Oh CRAP!!! ?The bridge didn't open and the boat can't stop. Notice that the tug has released the barges.
He is backing as hard as possible to try and avoid a collision with the bridge.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Can't back down enough against the current.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Uh Oh! ! The current has swung the boat around sideways.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
The cook thinks maybe something isn't quite right.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
The boss is going to be REAL mad!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Uh... Boss? Do we have flood insurance on this boat? Tug is going under bridge!!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Uh.... Boss? You ain't gonna believe what we just did! Tug came out other side!!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
She's low, but the flag is still flying.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
The wheelhouse door and the door in the second deck are now open.
Look close at the bottom righthand side of the picture and you will see that the bridge guardrail is underwater.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Look at the water pouring out of the second deck doorway.


A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
The working deck is still underwater, but rising.

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Ths company that built this Tug should get the government contract to build our battle ships.

(And crusers like the Titanic)

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Notice anything unusual? Look at the smoke coming from the exhausts This thing is running!!!

A Towboat hits a bridge, topples over and passes the bridge submerged but gets upright and regains control... just unbelievable!
Notice the propwash at the rear of the tug. The boat is upright and back under power.


Ho Hum. Just another day on the river.


Do you suppose the captain had to change his pants after all that ?

2 comments:

Kathy T. said...

The tugboat hitting the bridge, going under, then RECOVERING was amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Nadia Brightman said...
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