By Matthew Saari

A section of Saunders Street was shut down by police after a barge traveling the Champlain Canal struck the street’s bridge Saturday evening.

While the Sasquatch Calling Contest was happening not 100 yards away, Whitehall police were called to Saunders Street after a construction barge became lodged on the underbelly of the bridge. The barge was not carrying any cargo but it had several “I-beams” jutting upwards from the deck.

“The I-beams hit the under-skirting of the bridge,” said officer Dan Herrmann of how the barge became lodged.

No injuries were reported but Saunders Street was closed from Williams Street to Main Street for about four hours while police assessed the situation and damage.

 

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