Coast Guard: Drawbridge hits Great Lakes freighter

May 12, 2013 • Business

Damage was done to both the Jefferson Bridge at the Rouge River and to the freighter Herbert C. Jackson around 3 am this morning when the bridge came back down on the freighter, Sunday, May 12, 2013. An estimated 20-25 ships pass through here weekly. Southbound ships can pass through now and those going northbound will have access later this afternoon but automobile traffic will be rerouted until he bridge is repaired. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kathleen Galligan)

DETROIT (AP) — When bridges and ships collide, it’s usually the fault of the ship’s crew.

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