The towboat is approaching the bridge with barges
loaded with coal.
This frame gives you an idea of how fast the river
is running. Obviously at or near flood stage.
The bridge didn't open and the boat can't stop.
Notice that the tug has released the barges.
He is backing as hard as possible to try and avoid
a collision with the bridge.
Can't back down enough against the current.
Uh Oh! The current has swung the boat around
The cook thinks maybe something isn't quite right.
The boss is going to be REAL mad!
Uh... Boss? Do we have flood insurance on this
Uh.... Boss? You ain't gonna believe what we
She's low, but the flag is still flying.
The wheelhouse door and the door in the second deck
are now open.
Look close at the bottom righthand side of the picture
and you will see
that the bridge guardrail is underwater.
Look at the water pouring out of the second deck doorway.
The working deck is still underwater, but rising.
Notice anything unusual? Look at the smoke coming
from the exhausts. This thing is running!!!
Notice the propwash at the rear of the tug.
The boat is upright and back under power.
Ho Hum. Just another day on the river.