North River Bridge in Carteret County reopens after crane collapse

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the North River Bridge in Carteret County has reopened after a crane collapse this morning.

The U.S. 70 span reopened around 11:00 a.m.

The mishap occurred between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The crane was being used to remove the old U.S. 70 bridge when it collapsed. The crane was all the way across the new bridge.

The crane was on a barge when the accident happened. The DOT said it is investigating how it happened and ensure that it does not happen again.

No one was injured by the crane collapse.

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