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Police report no injuries after debris falls from Atlanta bridge onto interstate; traffic jam
ATLANTA (AP) ' Authorities say a stretch of railing along a key Atlanta bridge spanning a heavily traveled interstate crashed onto the pavement below but missed hitting vehicles and no one was reported hurt.
Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the debris fell from the 17th Street Bridge late Saturday night, halting traffic for miles on the Downtown Connector threading through the city.
Authorities say debris fell into northbound lanes on the interstate artery just before midnight. Police say southbound lanes also were closed for a time along with the affected northbound lanes.
The newspaper reported that one driver saw railing sections collapse like dominoes, missing vehicles below.
The bridge opened in March 2004 and links Atlanta's Midtown with a bustling neighborhood of shops, restaurants and homes nearby.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com