Tugboat Crash Delays Night Trains on Susquehanna River Bridge

The crash reportedly delayed trains for more than an hour.

Susquehanna River bridge (Credit: YouTube video/Salmagundiii)
Susquehanna River bridge (Credit: YouTube video/Salmagundiii)
Passengers traveling by train along the northeast corridor were reportedly stuck between Perryville and Havre de Grace Wednesday night due to a tugboat crash into the Susquehanna bridge.

Trains were held south of Perryville so that an inspector could check the integrity of the bridge after a tugboat rammed into it, MARC reported at 10:17 p.m., according to the Quinton Report blog.

Five trains—one MARC and four Amtrak—were delayed for the inspection, with service resuming at 11:20 p.m., The Baltimore Sun reported.

MARC train 548 was stopped at Edgewood station for passengers headed north, who were given taxi cab service to their destinations in Aberdeen and Perryville, according to rail enthusiast site TrainOrders.com.

The Susquehanna River railroad bridge was built in 1906 and a study is currently underway as to its replacement and widening, since transportation officials say it is a bottleneck along the northeast corridor.


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