Oil tanker rams into Bay Bridge in San Francisco

Traffic was snarled in California's Bay Area yesterday after an oil tanker collided with the Bay Bridge.

No oil leaked into the water, but the structure sustained damage.

The Coast Guard is investigating the role of human error.

So far, there's no evidence that the captain can be compared to Joseph Hazelwood, who skippered the Exxon Valdez after pounding back a few drinks.

Keep in mind that oil tankers routinely travel under the Lions Gate Bridge between the North Shore and Vancouver.

If the Kinder Morgan pipeline project is approved, there will be more than 300 such vessels per year going through the First Narrows.

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