Crash on Bridge Leaves Car Hanging

by ARLnow.com May 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm 3,570 14 Comments

Update at 2:40 p.m. — Part of the front of the car was hanging over northbound lanes of Route 110, which were closed while a wrecking crew worked to hook the car up to a tow truck. The car has since been hauled away and all lanes have reopened. Damage is visible on the north side of the bridge.

A car is reported to have two wheels hanging over Route 110 after a single-vehicle crash on a bridge.

The accident happened on southbound Washington Boulevard, just past the Pentagon. According to police radio traffic, the car smashed partially through the barrier on the side of the bridge, which runs over Route 110. All southbound lanes of Washington Boulevard were closed while the driver of the car was loaded onto an ambulance and taken to the hospital.

Emergency responders on scene have requested that the structural integrity of the bridge be checked.

  • NomNom

    Hopefully know one was “planking” on the hood of the car.

  • CrystalMikey

    That’s right…it’s raining. *sigh*

  • Couldn’t find a legal spot to get photos, sorry all.

    • NomNom

      I have a good picture in my head. Maybe a photo would ruin what I am imagining.

    • Evil

      Maybe you could invest in an ArlNow news helicopter 🙂

      • Alexandrian

        @ Evil, I’m guessing if ARLnow couldn’t take pictures due to the proximity to the Pentagon, the same would apply with a heli… especially when it comes to the no fly zone.

        • Arl


          You’re absolutely right. Good thing you pointed this out.

          @ARLnow — DON’T BUY A HELICOPTER!!

        • That is correct

  • Lacey Forest

    How about a camera-carrying RPV? No one would notice it.

  • Michael H.

    I hope the driver is OK.

    If they make repairs to the bridge, I hope they do something about the substandard sidewalk on the east side of that bridge. The surface looks like it hasn’t been fixed in years, and it’s not really wide enough for two-way bike/pedestrian traffic.

    • JD

      The bridge is wide enough for two-way bike/pedestrian traffic. The approaches to the bridge, especially from the south, are not wide enough, though. Less than two hours ago, I had no problem passing three pedestrians on my bike. I could not have passed them on the narrow sidewalk immediately south of the bridge. that runs along the guard rail.

  • charlie

    You shoulda ridden your capshare bike.

    • Michael H.

      What does a bikeshare bike have to do with the usability of a sidewalk/path?

  • Skeptical

    Even after this the bridge can’t be in worse shape than the Guano Bridge over the Pike. >sigh<


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