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Photos: Truck Gets Stuck on Chain Bridge

A tractor trailer became stuck on Chain Bridge this afternoon after attempting an ill-advised U-turn.

The driver of the truck apparently tried to make a U-turn at Chain Bridge and Canal Road NW, across the Potomac River from Arlington, but became stuck and in the process pierced the truck’s fuel tank on a rail at the northwest corner of the intersection.

The fuel emptied into a storm drain and into the canal, prompting D.C. fire department personnel to put down booms in the canal to control the spill. The truck was eventually towed away and the bridge reopened.

Photos and information courtesy Rob Laybourn

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