Roosevelt Islander Online: UPDATE On Sailboat Mast Hitting Roosevelt Island Bridge Yesterday Morning

 As reported yesterday:

Sailboat Hits The Roosevelt Island Bridge This Morning, Mast Fails To Clear
Under The Bridge And Boat Turns Over In East River – Water Rescue By FDNY And

According to the FDNY
Instagram Page:

Yesterday, #FDNY members were a able assist a sailboat that become disabled
and lodged under the Roosevelt Island Bridge in Queens. FDNY Marine Companies
alongside FDNY Rescue Operations Units were able to remove the occupant safely
while operating in a swift current. FDNY members then worked in-conjunction
with the Department of Transportation Bridge operators to dislodge the

Here’s an eyewitness video report of what happened. 

Waterway Guide reports:

Roosevelt Island Bridge

Lat / Lon: N 40° 45.814′ / W 073° 56.761′

Bridge Type: Lift

Vertical Clearance (Closed): 40.00 ft.

Horizontal Clearance: 403.00 ft.

Schedule: The draw of the Roosevelt Island bridge shall open on signal if at
least two hour advance notice is given to the drawtender at the Grand
Street/Avenue bridge, mile 3.1 across Newtown Creek (East Branch), the New
York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Radio Hotline or NYCDOT Bridge
Operations Office. In the event the drawtender is at Borden Avenue or
Hunters Point Avenue bridges mile 1.2 and 1.4, respectively, across Dutch
Kills, up to an additional half hour delay may be required.


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