After yesterday's 3-alarm fire that shut down the Throgs Neck Bridge for hours, the MTA reopened some of the roads—all Queens-bound roads are reopened while two Bronx-bound roads are open. However, the Post reports, "Until inspections are completed, trucks and tractor-trailers will be banned from the Bronx-bound lanes." The fire started in the construction scaffolding under the bridge around 5 a.m.—140 firefighters fought the blaze from trucks and fire boats—while thousands of commuters were caught up traffic backups. The Post adds that the investigation is looking at the work of the contractor and subcontractor (the Throgs Neck is undergoing a deck-replacement); apparently some crews were welding before the fire. More photos of the blaze at WCBS 880 and here are the latest details from the MTA.
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