Most lanes of bridge reopen after crane collapse outside NYC


NEW YORK (AP) — Most of the lanes of the Tappan (TAP’-uhn) Zee Bridge north of New York City have reopened after a crane collapsed across the entire width of the bridge, but transportation officials are still advising motorists to plan for extra delays.

A crane boom from an adjacent bridge project crashed down across the key Hudson River crossing Tuesday, halting traffic for hours.

Transportation officials announced Tuesday night that six of the seven lanes on the bridge had reopened ahead of schedule and that the one remaining southbound lane would remain closed until further notice.

No cars were hit when the crane collapsed and no one was seriously hurt.

Officials say the crane was performing routine work on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, and that it’s unclear what caused its boom to fall on the old bridge.