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Crane Collapse Closes Tappan Zee

Tappan Zee Bridge
Tappan Zee Bridge

A crane has collapsed across lanes of traffic at the Tappan Zee Bridge in the New York City suburbs. WAMC's Allison Dunne reports.

Video from a news helicopter showed at least one person being taken out of a car and loaded into an ambulance after the crane collapsed around noon Tuesday.

Online images show a piece of a crane sprawled across lanes in both directions on the bridge, which spans Rockland and Westchester counties.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says a helicopter and marine unit are on the scene. He says five people have been injured, two bridge workers and three drivers, none seriously. 

In March, a 90-foot tugboat sank after it hit a construction barge near the bridge site, killing three crew members.

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