An inspection crane tipped on its side Monday afternoon on the Sakonnet Bridge trapping two workers in the bucket under the bridge and shutting down traffic in both directions.
Portsmouth police and fire worked with a second bucket truck to rescue the stranded workers.
The bridge remains closed to traffic in both directions has crews work to remove the overturned crane.
— RIDOT (@RIDOTNews) August 29, 2016
Workers have been removed from the bucket great job pic.twitter.com/2ZqXYaQHHL
— Richard Petrin (@LCFDCAR1) August 29, 2016
— USCGNortheast (@USCGNortheast) August 29, 2016
— James Hughes (@HewesNews) August 29, 2016
Sakonnet Bridge will remain closed additional 2 hours for vehicle recovery. pic.twitter.com/M3uzIluc7i
— Portsmouth Fire RI (@PortsmouthFD) August 29, 2016