Chesapeake Bay Bridge reopens after serious accident (Photo)

WASHINGTON — The eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge reopened three hours after an accident involving a box truck and a pickup truck pulling a trailer Friday morning.

The accident brought eastbound U.S. 50 to a standstill.

The accident occurred at 8:03 a.m., according to Sgt. John Green of the Maryland Transportation Authority, completely shutting down down the span for about a half hour Friday morning.

Anne Arundel County Fire says there were no injuries.

Green says everyone on the scene refused treatment.

The box truck, which appeared to partially dangle over the bridge, was actually leaning against the bridge’s barrier. It was set upright around 10 a.m. and towed from the scene by 10:30 a.m.

The bridge span reopened after it was inspected to make sure there was no structural damage.

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