A tug boat struck the old Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet Sunday and capsized.
The Miss Bonnie was capsized against the bridge about noon Sunday in the roiling seas brought on by a fierce nor’easter striking the Atlantic coast.
There were no injuries and no reported pollution, according to Coast Guard spokeswoman petty officer Shannon Kearney.
An investigation is underway into why the tug struck the bridge.
Wind gusts were in the 60s and wave heights approached 20 feet off the Outer Banks Sunday, according to National Weather Service warning maps out of Morehead City.
Jeff Hampton, 252-491-5272, firstname.lastname@example.org