Whitestone Bridge Re-Opens After Sign Collapse

All lanes were cleared by about 7:20 p.m.

The Whitestone Bridge has re-opened after being completely shut down for about six hours on Friday after a construction truck crashed into an overhead road sign  -- sending it crashing across the width of the roadway. 

Two contractors suffered minor injuries.
A truck driven by an MTA Bridges and Tunnels contractor was behind the accident.  Shortly after 1p.m., the truck failed to clear the sign on the southbound plaza of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge near the Queens anchorage, the MTA said.

The impact of the accident took down the sign and the gantry -- the metal system that supports signs -- blocking all five lanes.

All lanes of the bridge re-opened around 7:20 p.m. 

Traffic was diverted to the Throgs Neck and Robert F. Kennedy bridges.

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