Thursday, February 23, 2012
Queensboro Bridge shedding parts
From CBS 2:
Campbell said he couldn’t believe it as a big rusty bolt dealt his Mercedes a triple blow, striking the windshield once, and then twice.
The bolt stayed on the roof as he pulled over and he kept it as a piece of evidence.
“If it wasn’t there, I wouldn’t know what it was because it could have been anything hitting the car,” Campbell said. “Once I learned what it was, I was more concerned that hopefully that wouldn’t happen to anyone else.”
Campbell directed Carlin to the spot on the bridge where city inspectors could be seen pointing straight up on Wednesday afternoon.
A closer look at the bridge showed 40 brackets and bolts in one small section as well as a space where one was missing. And it appears that bolt may have fallen from the part of the bridge that supports the subway, reports CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey.