By Bill Shields

BOURNE (CBS) — Falling ice from rafters on the Sagamore Bridge damaged at least three cars Monday morning. The Canal Bridges are made of steel, making them a magnet for snow and ice, but this morning the Sagamore started dropping ice.

Police said an officer spotted a damaged car pulled over around 6 a.m.

Then, while they were creating a report for the incident, two more cars were struck by ice.

Ice falling from the Sagamore Bridge crashed through a windshield (Photo Courtesy: David Curran)

A pickup truck had to be towed because the ice had shattered the windshield but the other two cars were drivable.

“It scared the crap out of me,” said Nick Mendoza who was driving when ice suddenly landed on him.

“I felt glass hit my face and everything like that but I’m okay,” he added.

 

Ice fell from the Sagamore Bridge and damaged this windshield Monday morning (Photo Courtesy: Nick Mendoza)

Even on a sunny, calm day, driving across the Sagamore Bridge is not for the faint of heart or drivers with a concentration issue.

“I’m more concerned about cars coming at me from the other direction,” one driver said.

“There’s a lot of things to think about. I never really thought about falling ice as one of them though,” another driver said.

Thankfully, no one was injured and The Army Corps of Engineers has been notified.

Police said while this is a hazard, there is not much they can do beyond monitoring the area.

Bill Shields

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