Repairs and delays continue on the
The Queens-bound right lane on the upper level of the bridge has been closed since a 40-foot tractor-trailer carrying wooden, plastic and metal clothes hangers burst into flames last month.
It took about an hour for firefighters to extinguish the blaze.
In a statement to 1010 WINS, the Department of Transportation said the blaze was “hot enough to melt steel” and said it needs to construct a special beam in order to complete the repairs.
“Work continues on repairs to the
The DOT said the lanes are tentatively scheduled to reopen in October.