Arlington Memorial Bridge worker injured in fall

WASHINGTON — A construction worker was hurt Tuesday morning after falling onto a superstructure below the Arlington Memorial Bridge, and the D.C. fire department had to lower him onto a boat to get him out.

The worker‘s injuries aren’t life-threatening, D.C. Fire and EMS said, but he fell onto on a superstructure below the travel lanes of the bridge, and the rescue process is “complex,” spokesman Vito Maggiolo said.

At about 11 a.m., he was lowered onto a fireboat on the river below the bridge.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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