New Jersey

Ramp Damaged by Gasoline Tanker Fire Partially Reopens

A busy ramp from a Delaware River bridge that was damaged after a tanker carrying gasoline caught fire earlier this week has reopened.

One lane of the Betsy Ross Bridge "D" ramp in Pennsauken, New Jersey, which shuttles drivers from Route 90 East to US-130 North and South, was opened to traffic Friday evening.

The ramp suffered serious damage late Monday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline overturned and ignited. The fuel burned uncontrollably for nearly an hour before a hazmat team sprayed foam on the flames.

The truck's driver was banged up, but didn't suffer any other injuries. The intense fire prompted evacuations in the nearby neighborhood. It also left the roadway destroyed in places.

While one lane is ready, construction is ongoing, Delaware River Port Authority officials said. Wide load vehicles are banned from the ramp until work is complete.

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