Monday, September 2, 2013

Fire On Queensboro Bridge Over Roosevelt Island This Morning - Second Time In Past Three Weeks, Fourth Since Last April

Just before 10 AM this morning a fire broke out on the Queensboro Bridge just above Roosevelt Island

Image From Eva Bosbach

in approximately the same spot as three weeks ago.

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse was on scene and reported:

A few minutes later the fire was out

Image From Eva Bosbach

but expect traffic delays in both directions on the Queensboro Bridge.
Information on August 16 Queensboro Bridge truck fire available

Image of 8/16 Queensboro Bridge Fire from Heart Ashley

at this previous post.


 Image of 9/2 Queensboro Bridge Fire From Sonal Bhatia

According to an FDNY spokesperson, the fire was contained to a tractor trailer cabin. Asked whether there was any correlation between today's Queensboro Bridge fire and the three other recent Queensboro Bridge fire incidents on:
the FDNY spokesperson said that today's fire was undergoing a "routine investigation".

CBS New York adds:
... Firefighters were called at 9:47 a.m. The flames were under control about 15 minutes later.

The city Department of Transportation checked the bridge for structural damage but found none.

Another truck caught fire on the same bridge and damaged a floor beam Aug. 16. And in April, the bridge was closed briefly after a truck caught fire and caused an oxygen tank in the back to explode near the Manhattan entrance. One lane of the Queens-bound upper level is still closed as a result of that fire....