Fire Closes Tacony-Palmyra Bridge During Evening Rush

The bridge was closed for over an hour after a fire at the base of a support beam

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    Pat Reilly, from the Burlington County Bridge Commission talks to NBC10 about what caused the fire underneath the Tacony-Palmyra bridge. (Published Friday, Feb 1, 2013)

    Traffic is moving again on the Tacony-Palmyra bridge, after fire closed the bridge for about an hour.

    Video: Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Blaze

    [PHI] Video: Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Blaze
    The Tacony-Palmyra bridge reopens after a fire broke out Friday evening. (Published Friday, Feb 1, 2013)

    Pat Reilly, from the Burlington County Bridge Commission, called the fire a "freak accident," and explained how it started.

    "The wooden bulkheads on the pier below one of our towers must have caught on fire from a spark from an elect rial line," said Reilly.

    The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. at the anchorage of the bridge, which is the base of one of the support beams.

    A Camden City Fire boat responded to help put out the fire, because several fire companies couldn't get a good angle to spray water.

     


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