After car gets stuck on Chelsea bridge, operators suspended

A car got stuck on the Chelsea Street Bridge Thursday evening, and the bridge operators on duty at the time have been suspended, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The bridge, which connects East Boston and Chelsea, has a span that can be elevated to allow vessels to navigate the Chelsea Creek.

The vehicle was caught “between the safety gates on the deck,” the agency said in a statement.


No one was injured in the incident, which was first reported by Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra.

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“While fortunately no one was injured in this incident, the failure of operators to act according to safety procedures warrants their immediate suspension,” MassDOT said in a statement.

The agency knows of no other instance when a car got stuck on the bridge “and is continuing to investigate how this could have occurred,” the statement said.

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