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Update: The Island Packet offers a follow up report that notes little damage was imparted to the bridge or boat and that a crew member's injuries are not life-threatening.
Yesterday the shrimp boat "The Brown-Eyed Girl" had mechanical problems and was being towed back, only the tow cable snapped near 8:30 p.m. and the shrimp boat drifted into the Harbor Island Bridge.
The bridge was closed for a couple hours while the boat was dislodged and an initial inspection of the bridge was done to ensure the bridge was sound.
A more thorough inspection of the bridge is expected to be done today.
In 2007 the J.E. McTeer Bridge connecting Port Royal and Lady's Island was struck by a barge causing the bridge to be closed. The Harbor Island Bridge is the only land connection between St. Helena and Harbor Island.