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BREAKING NEWS — Rescue Operation For Injured Worker on 14th Street Bridge

by ARLnow.com July 20, 2010 at 11:00 am 2,502 0

Update at 11:20 a.m. — Per DC Fire & EMS: The injured worker has been extricated and is being taken via fire boat to a waiting ambulance at the Columbia Island Marina. Most of the emergency vehicles on the bridge have cleared out, although the lane restrictions have not been lifted yet.

Update at 11:45 a.m. — All lanes on the bridge have reopened.

Arlington Alert and DC Fire & EMS are reporting that a rescue operation is underway on the outbound (southbound) side of the 14th Street Bridge. An injured construction worker is being evaluated by medics and will be lowered via roping and hoist to a DC fire boat below.

Traffic is down to one lane on the southbound span. The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock is reporting heavy traffic on the DC side as a result.

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