Massachusetts State Police provided an update shortly after 8 p.m. They report that a crane towed by a tractor trailer struck the bridge. The debris struck a passing vehicle. One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
At the time of the State Police report, Route 6 traffic was diverted to Route 134. The Old Bass River Road overpass in Dennis was closed completely pending a safety evaluation of the damaged overpass by an engineer.
Rt 6W Exit 9A Bass River Bridge closed after crane towed by TT strikes bridge. Debris struck passing vehicle. 1 person transported to area hospital. #MAtraffic diverted to Rt 134. Updates to follow
Dennis Police issued the following statement at 6:30 p.m Friday evening:
"Due to a motor vehicle crash on Route 6 westbound at the Old Bass River Road overpass, that section of Old Bass River Road at the overpass will be closed until further notice. The crash involved a vehicle striking one of the overpass supports. Route 6 westbound traffic is being diverted off of Route 6 onto Route 134."
Police have not released information about the circumstances of the crash or status of vehicle occupants.