FIRE ON QUEENSBORO BRIDGE: 60 firefighters rush to battle massive blaze

 after tractor trailer erupts in flames span remains closed in both directions

SEE THE VIDEO: Heavy smoke was seen billowing from the bridge that connects Queens to Manhattan at 59th street. Fire officials arrived on the scene Friday morning to deal with the flames, local media reported.


A massive fire that engulfed a 40-foot-long tractor trailer on the Queensboro Bridge Friday morning has been put out, though the key passageway between Queens and Manhattan remains closed.

FDNY estimates 60 firefighters responded after a truck on the outbound lower level of the bridge caught fire, WCBS TV reported.