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VDOT_lOGO_HeaderShortly before 1 p.m. Monday, a crane collapsed on the Jamestown side of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, according to Paula Miller, a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The crane was at the dock, pulling a structure of concrete pilings from the river, when it buckled and broke in half, Miller said.

The ferry was not hit by the broken crane and no injuries were reported, Miller said.

The structure of concrete pilings, known as a dolphin, is used to guide the ferry in and out the dock. The crane was in the act of removing the dolphin for replacement and setting it onto a docked barge when it collapsed, Miller said.

According to Miller, there were no interruptions in service due to the accident and ferry service will continue regular service throughout the day.