Big-rig fire on Richmond-San Rafael bridge closes eastbound lanes all day


All eastbound lanes of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge were expected to remain closed until 6 p.m. while crews cleaned up remnants of a big-rig fire that occurred Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Drivers are being prevented from going onto eastbound Interstate Highway 580 on the Marin side.

A big-rig crashed into a guardrail and burst in flames about 8 a.m. Crews were trying to clean up the wreck, and it didn’t seem like an easy job.

“It’s a lot to deal with,” CHP spokesman Officer Andrew Barclay said. “We’re literally trying to scrape a melted vehicle off the roadway.”

The bridge did not sustain significant damage, nothing was spilled from the truck nor was anyone injured, Barclay said.

Bay City News contributed to this report. Photo credit: CHP



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