All Bridges Back Open After Vessels Run Loose on the Hudson River

Hudson River Boats

UPDATE 4:30-The Captain JP has been pulled out from the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge.

UPDATE 12:30 PM-Trains are traveling on the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge despite the Captain JP being stuck under it. Customers should check with Amtrak regarding any possible service delays.


UPDATE 10:30 AM-The Dunn Bridge is now OPEN, however, the Captain JP is stuck under the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge.


UPDATE 9:50 AM-State Police have now CLOSED the Dunn Bridge.


UPDATE 9:35 AM-The Patroon Island Bridge is now open BUT there are major backups both east and westbound on I-90.


UPDATE 9:05 AM-The Dunn Bridge is now OPEN


UPDATE 8:50 AM-The Patroon Island Bridge and NOW the Dunn Bridge is closed, the Congress Street and Troy Menands Bridge is now open.


UPDATE 8:10 AM-The Patroon Island Bridge is now CLOSED as a precaution as the Captain JP and the Rusty Anchor are heading that way, and a total of six vessels broke free.


A couple of Hudson River bridges remain closed Friday morning after several vessels, including the Captain JP and the Rusty Anchor, broke free from their moorings overnight near the Federal Dam, and are still on the loose. 

Police now confirm the Captain JP did strike the Congress Street Bridge at some point earlier Friday morning, and it is closed while DOT conducts an inspection. 

Also, the Troy-Menands Bridge, Route 378, is closed to all traffic. 

The vessels are reportedly stuck in the ice upstream of the Patroon Island Bridge, but it is still open at the moment. 

The Collar City Bridge, Green Island, and Dunn Bridges are all open and traffic is moving freely.

Photo: WNYT

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