— Gabe Morales (@GaboNYC) August 16, 2013
A raging truck fire on the lower deck of New York’s Queensboro Bridge, aka the 59th Street Bridge, prompted a massive emergency response this morning after early reports of an “explosion” that were later debunked.
Here’s a live-stream, showing traffic is still moving slowly on the upper deck.
Several fire vehicles are on the scene.
FDNY: about 12 units fighting that truck fire on the lower level Queensboro (Koch) Bridge, Manhattan-bound side. Not under control yet.
— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) August 16, 2013
MAN ALL HANDS ED KOCH QUEENSBORO BRIDGE, FIRE ON BRIDGE LOWER LEVEL,
— FDNY (@FDNY) August 16, 2013
This map shows the bridge, which connects Queens and Manhattan:
— Elena De Rossi (@elederossi) August 16, 2013
Here are some more dramatic photos of the fire:
Queens: Truck on Fire on the Queensboro Bridge Heavy smoke in the area All lanes closed. pic.twitter.com/5kqTJ1V1CG
— NY Scanner (@NYScanner) August 16, 2013