Six Injured In 27-Car Pileup On Icy I-95 In Greenwich

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GREENWICH, Conn. -- Icy conditions caused a 27-car pileup overnight in Greenwich, leading to a nearly three-hour closure of Interstate 95, the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department reported via Twitter and Facebook. 

The multi-vehicle accident occurred between Exits 4 and 5 just on southbound I-95 after 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the state Department of Transportation. 

The accident occurred on the Mianus River Bridge during an overnight sleet storm, the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department reported.

Six people were injured and transported from the scene by ambulance, the fire department reported. 

A number of wreckers made their way to the scene to clear the cars from the highway bridge. The accident was cleared, and the road reopened by 2 a.m. after the bridge was sanded, DOT said. 

Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Command allowing traffic that is on the bridge to clear the bridge single file and low speed. State DOT trucks en-route to sand the bridge.

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CindyN1996:

Grow up and stop being such a bully. Some people have fears of bridges. That was a horrific accident and that itself can increase someone's fear.

Broad River:

The bridge that fell in the water, the summer of 83. It was covered on TV in Hamburg Germany.

M3-Driver:

I thought it fell in the water in the 90's? Every time I drive over that bridge I think of that! How scary??

Robby.Rob:

Yes M3 Driver
It must be very scary going over that bridge in the city bus

GTR:

IM3-drip
I think they may make meds for you to get over your fear.

Broad River:

I was staying at the Atlantic Hotel in Hamburg. Some 15 hours prior, my limo took me over the bridge. It's something you don't forget. By the way if you ever get the chance Lufthansa is one of the best experiences I've ever had in the air.
Details of the Collapse

On June 28, 1983, at 1:30AM, a 100 foot suspended span of the northbound section of the bridge collapsed, completely separating from the bridge and falling into the river. Two tractor-trailers and two cars fell into the Mianus River. There were three deaths and three serious injuries.
Ten years prior to the collapse, storm drains on the bridge were paved over during a resurfacing project. Without proper drainage, corrosion developed behind the locking caps, causing displacements of the pin and hanger assemblies

http://35wbridge.pbworks.com/w/page/900718/Mianus%20River%20Bridge%20Collapse

The Collective:

Well you are wrong it was in 83. So you're afraid to drive over the bridge??Do you wet your pants??

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