Sideways big-rig causes bridge delays

October 13, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A big-rig trailer that overturned onto a car at the midspan of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge this afternoon is causing major traffic delays, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The incident was reported just before 3 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the bridge, CHP Officer John Short said.

Three people in the car suffered minor injuries and the driver of the big-rig was not injured, according to Short.

The No. 1 and 2 eastbound lanes of the bridge were closed while the big-rig is removed, and traffic is reportedly backed up to eastbound U.S. Highway 101, Short said. The bridge reopened at 5:15 p.m.

Big-rigs are not allowed on the bridge anymore this afternoon due to high winds.

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