Disabled tractor trailer causes backup on Bourne Bridge

Brake fire, small fuel leak not far from site of gasoline spill
Police on the scene of a tractor trailer breakdown on the Bourne Bridge Friday morning. Photo by David G. Curran.

BOURNE - A disabled tractor trailer created a new snarl on the Bourne Bridge for the second time this week. Around 9:30 a.m. Friday morning a tractor trailer was stuck on the bridge following a brake fire and small fuel leak. 

One lane of traffic headed on Cape was blocked for a short time as crews removed the tractor trailer from the bridge.

There were no reported injuries.

Friday's tractor trailer breakdown occurred only a short distance from the gasoline tanker that rolled over in the Bourne Rotary earlier this week. During that incident, nearly 5,000 gallons of gasoline spilled onto the roadway and ground at the rotary. That incident caused significant backup and closures at the Bourne Bridge and Bourne Rotary for several days.

State Police and Bourne police are investigating Friday's incident on the bridge.


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