Earlier this month, a three-alarm fire shut down traffic on the Throgs Neck Bridge. (It turned out the fire was started by a construction worker's blow torch; the bridge has been undergoing a multi-year renovation project.) Though traffic has mostly reopened, there are still some closures on the roads and ramps and the MTA is set to discuss the immediate future for drivers on the crossing. Newsday reports that trucking groups are concerned that the bridge may restrict truck traffic: "Truckers favor the Throgs Neck because it allows for a heavier weight limit, unlike the neighboring Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge has a 80,000-pound truck limit. With special permission, trucks can have a total weight of up to 105,000 pounds crossing the Throgs Neck." And with bigger loads, truckers make more money. However, a civil engineer explains that "bouncing, heavy rigs can make matters worse." The MTA is holding a webcast of the Throgs Neck Bridge plan press conference at 10:50 a.m.