FOOTAGE of an inland container barge running into the Willemsbrug Bridge near Port of Rotterdam has been shared on YouTube.

Three containers are reported to have fallen into the water however it is understood no one was injured, and all boxes have since been recovered.

The Willemsbrug Bridge was closed to traffic for a time.

The vessel involved in the allision is believed to be the inland freighter Rhenus Duisburg.

An inland barge captain for a different vessel, told local radio the incident was likely the result of a miscalculation prior to loading. The accident coincided with the anniversary of the bridge’s opening on 1 July, 1981.