Friday, March 27, 2009
Whitestone Bridge closed both directions
Truck hits overhead sign
BY SOPHIA CHANG | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whitestone Bridge is closed in both directions after a painting truck with an extended crane struck an overhead sign on the Queens-bound side just after 1 p.m., a transit official said.
Traffic was being diverted to the Throgs Neck and Robert F. Kennedy bridges, said Joyce Mulvaney, public affairs staffer for the MTA Bridges and Tunnels.
Two contractors in the truck were reported injured though none of the injuries were life-threatening, Mulvaney said. They were taken to New York Hospital Queens for treatment.
"Something on the truck struck the sign," Mulvaney said. The sign, which displays electronic messages, fell toward the roadway.
Photo from Eyewitness News