3 Amtrak trains delayed after sailboat strikes bridge

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — Officials say the mast of a sailboat struck part of the Connecticut River Railroad Bridge as it was closing, causing delays on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional line.

The Day reports the 41-foot sailboat hit the south side of the bridge just after 11 a.m. Sunday. The boat hit the bridge as its operator tried to pass underneath.

Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods says the incident delayed three trains on the Northeast Regional line between 30 minutes and an hour. No injuries were reported.

Woods says the bridge was not damaged. Amtrak police and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection police were at the scene.

The trains were operating by Sunday night.


Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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