WATCH – Container ship sails against Europabrug in Vilvoorde: bridge temporarily closed

The bridge was hit around 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. Video footage from bystanders shows how several containers were damaged and the ship then transited.

WATCH - Container ship sails against Europabrug in Vilvoorde: bridge temporarily closed
WATCH – Container ship sails against Europabrug in Vilvoorde: bridge temporarily closed

The bridge is closed to road traffic pending a thorough inspection. “We have decided to divert all traffic for the time being via the Budabrug and the Verbrande Brug,” explains Caroline Peelaerts of the Flemish Waterway. It is currently unclear how long the diversion will be necessary. “The bridge has a vertical clearance of 8.90 meters, so all ships that are lower than that can still pass under the bridge.”

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