A tanker struck a tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Monday, the AP reports. There were no immediate reports of injuries or leaked oil, and the bridge remained open to traffic, according to the Coast Guard:
California Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Ney said a tower of the west span of the bridge was struck, and the ship appears to have moved on. Maintenance crews were heading out to inspect the structure, he said, although the tower appeared fine from a distance.
Ney said there is a fender system that has been built onto the west span that normally can absorb such strikes.