Longfellow Bridge workers rescued after fall – Metro US

Longfellow Bridge workers rescued after fall

boston longfellow bridge accident worker One of the injured workers is hoisted out of the hole on the Longfellow Bridge.
Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

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.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.

More from our Sister Sites