Boat gets stuck under Chertsey Bridge
- Wed, 9 Jan 2013
This handsome motorboat fell victim to high river levels when it tried to negotiate Chertsey Bridge over the weekend.
MBM understands that the boat was being delivered by a skipper on Saturday afternoon when it became stuck under the central span of the bridge. Red, strong current, warnings were in place and water levels were high, add in a touch too much air draught and the scene was set for a very nasty coming together.
The bridge was closed to traffic during the incident, with local fire crews called to the scene around 13:00, the boat was eventually freed around 14:30.
The boat, described perhaps optimistically as a £500,000 yacht by the national press, is now safely moored at Penton Hook, albeit in a somewhat battered and bruised state. No one was hurt in the incident.