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UPDATE: Traffic Resumes on Brooklyn Bridge After Crane Accident

Traffic shutdown after span reportedly hit by crane pulled by tugboat Tuesday evening.

Update, 12:30 a.m., March 14: Traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge has resumed hours after a crane clipped the scaffolding underneath the nearly 200-year-old span. There were no injuries and officials say the bridge is safe to cross, according to a NY1 report

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Officials shut the Manhattan-bound side of the Brooklyn Bridge to vehicular traffic Tuesday, according to the city Office of Emergency Management.

The closure occurred after a tugboat reportedly struck scaffolding underneath the span.

OEM has instructed drivers to use the Manhattan or Williamsburg bridges as an alternative.

Fire officials are at the scene to survey potential damage to the historic structure.

Stay with Patch for updates.

Patti March 14, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Good coverage with breaking news! Another issue - I love both those pictures of our beloved Brooklyn Bridge... Thanks

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