PITTSBURGH — A car crashed through a barrier fence that lines a sidewalk along the lower level of the Fort Duquesne Bridge in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning.
>>PHOTOS: Car crashes through barrier fence, onto railing along Pittsburgh’s Fort Duquesne Bridge
The car ended up partially on top of a railing on a far side of the bridge shortly before 5 a.m. One person was taken to a hospital, officials said.
Here’s another look at the video I just showed you from the @WPXI Breaking News Desk of the mangled car being pulled off the railing of the Ft. Duquesne Bridge. Watch for updates as part of it is still closed and impacting traffic. pic.twitter.com/ULhWzribqR— WPXIJennifer Tomazic (@JenniferTomazic) November 10, 2021
For several hours, the crash blocked the right lane coming from the North Shore, at the portal bridge that connects the Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt bridges.
LOOK AT THIS! Car involved in the accident on the lower level of the Ft Duquesne Bridge is actually UP ON THE SIDEWALK / through the barrier fence! #WPXI #PittsburghTraffic pic.twitter.com/IZLgaIn33A— WPXI Traffic (@WPXITraffic) November 10, 2021
At the same time, the cab of a tractor-trailer also created issues for traffic on the Fort Duquesne Bridge.
The cab of the truck was stopped in the gore of the roadway, in between the ramps that take drivers to either the Fort Pitt Bridge or the Parkway East. A sheen on the road appeared to be fuel, possibly a ruptured saddlebag on the cab.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Accident Blocking the Right Side of the Lower Level of the Ft Duquesne Bridge -PLUS- Tractor Trailer Cab, with Possible Ruptured Saddlebag, at the Ramp to the Parkway East. #PittsburghTraffic #WPXI https://t.co/UyYsfsftyh pic.twitter.com/P9piionq9p— WPXI Traffic (@WPXITraffic) November 10, 2021
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