NORFOLK, Va. Ã¢ÂÂ A freight truck went over aÃÂ Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel safety wall and into the water Friday, authorities said, stopping all southbound traffic for a time.
The U.S. Coast Guard said aÃÂ truck without a trailer went over the wall of the bridge on the southbound side at Mile Marker 12, WVEC-TV reported.ÃÂ A Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel official saidÃÂ a van and a tractor-trailer were involved in a crash. .
No further information on the crash was available Friday night.
The 17.6 mile bridge and tunnel combinationÃÂ connects Virginia'sÃÂ Eastern Shore with the state's coastalÃÂ mainland.
The bridge sustained heavy guardrail and curb damage Friday. Maintenance crews were responding to make emergency repairs.
The southbound lanesÃÂ were closed Friday night following theÃÂ crash. Bridge officials reported one lane had reopenedÃÂ to motorists by 8:39 p.m.
In February 2017, aÃÂ tractor-trailer blew off the side of the bridge, killing the driver.
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Contributing:ÃÂ The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times