Boston fire and emergency crews responded to the Longfellow Bridge after a pair of workers became trapped while working on the structure.
Rescue crews responded just after 1:30 p.m. after the workers became trapped after falling at least 20 feet down a hole. State police said the two workers suffered injuries, but it was not immediately clear how severe the injuries were.
Fire crews were requesting ropes and working to try to get the workers out. Just after 2 p.m., one of the workers was hoisted out of the hole using ropes and a basket.
The Longfellow Bridge, completed in 1908, is currently undergoing a more than three-year rehabilitation project to address structural deficiencies and upgrade capacity. Each day the bridge carries 28,000 motorists, 90,000 transit passenger and pedestrians and bicyclists across the Charles River.
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