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Traffic back to normal on Fort Duquesne Bridge after tractor-trailer rollover

James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A UPS truck sits overturned on the North Shore ramp of the Fort Duquesne Bridge early Friday morning November 8, 2013 as crews work to transfer the packages and clear the scene.

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Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 7:18 a.m.
 

An overturned UPS tractor-trailer on the Fort Duquesne Bridge snarled traffic to the Parkway East and led to lane closures for half the day Friday, state police said.

The tractor-trailer was traveling outbound on the bridge when it rolled onto its side before dawn as it approached the Reedsdale Street off-ramp near Heinz Field.

Boxes spilled out of the trailer and scattered across the upper and lower decks of the bridge.

Police reopened northbound lanes of the bridge by 11:40 a.m.

All of the southbound lanes reopened by 4:49 p.m., state police said.

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