Worker seriously injured on lower level of Bayonne Bridge

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported that the Bayonne Bridge was closed to traffic in both directions on Tuesday afternoon after a worker was seriously injured, according to

The injured worker is part of the crew that is dismantling the lower level of the span as part of the “Raise the Roadway” project.

Port Authority Police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo told the news agency that a 49-year-old construction worker on the lower level of the bridge sustained a severe leg injury. The Fire Department of New York/EMS responded to a report at 1:03 p.m. of an unconscious person on the span. The worker was transported to Richmond University Medical Center. He was reportedly conscious, but possibly in shock.