Arlington Memorial Bridge worker injured in fall

A construction worker had to be lowered onto this fire boat in order to be rescued after he fell from the bridge. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)

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.