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Inland barge operator hits bridge with crane


Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

GRONINGEN The skipper of a freight barge lifted his car aboard the vessel recently following errands. Skippers usually reside aboard their inland barges and frequently store their car aboard, lifting them off and onto the deck with a small crane. This practice became news when the skipper neglected to lower his crane, ramming and damaging the Noordzee bridge over the Van Starkenborgh canal. The crane was smashed in two.