Falling Sign Crushes Truck, Shuts Down New York Bridge

A crane operating on the Whitestone Bridge, a major thoroughfare linking Queens and the Bronx, struck a sign which crashed onto the road. The resulting mess, just before rush hour, is causing traffic chaos.

Two workers were injured in the accident and taken to local hospitals in serious, but not life-threatening, condition. All lanes of the bridge are now closed and Transit Authority officials are diverting traffic through Throgs Neck and Robert F. Kennedy bridges.

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We're told "there's a considerable amount of debris from this fallen sign on the bridge."

The shot on top's from the New York Times. They snagged the image from an eyewitness.

[NY1]

Photo Credit: George Atwall / NYT

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