A South Florida drawbridge on the Intracoastal Waterway crashed onto 161-foot Trinity Rockstar (ex-Blind Date) on Tuesday.
(updated) New video footage (courtesy of WFOR) shows crash in realtime:
A drawbridge crashed onto passing superyacht Rockstar (ex-Blind Date) on Tuesday, closing a causeway that connects the Miami-Dade mainland to the beach.
Rumored to belong to the owner of Rockstar Energy Drink, 161-foot Trinity Rockstar was passing through the bridge when half of the drawbridge suddenly slipped, causing major damage to the vessel’s upper deck. Authorities were unsure what caused the drawbridge’s malfunction. The yacht was being towed north on the Intracoastal Waterway by two tugboats when the bridge dropped.
“The bridge was open, and the vessel was trying to make its way through,” said Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
No major injuries were reported.
MORE VIDEO COVERAGE:
- The 161-foot boat was being towed from Fort Lauderdale to Miami when a part of the Broad Causeway drawbridge connecting North Miami with Harbor Islands collapsed
- The bridge came down on the top part of the yacht next to the hot tub, destroying part of the roof and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage
- The yacht was carrying 15 people; none were injured
- Rockstar costs $250,000 to charter for a week and is currently for sale at $21.9 million