Crane collapses on lanes of Tappan Zee Bridge in NYC suburbs


NEW YORK (AP) — A crane has collapsed across lanes of traffic at the Tappan Zee (TAP’-uhn zee) Bridge in the New York City suburbs.

Video from a news helicopter showed at least one person being taken out of a car and loaded into an ambulance after the crane collapsed around noon Tuesday.

Online images show a piece of a crane sprawled across lanes in both directions on the bridge, which spans Rockland and Westchester counties.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says a helicopter and marine unit are on the scene.

In March, a 90-foot tugboat sank after it hit a construction barge near the bridge site, killing three crew members.