Cars hit by falling ice at new Port Mann Bridge

The newly opened Port Mann Bridge ran into problems on Wednesday when travellers on the bridge had to deal with huge falling pieces of ice from the towers of the bridge. Some cars even had their windscreens smashed and overall it was not safe for the drivers.

RCMP Lower Mainland District Traffic Services then informed the public that the Port Mann bridge was being shut down in both directions until further notice.

“The closure was necessary because falling ice from the bridge injured a motorist who required ambulance attendance, and damaged vehicles,” says Sergeant Peter Thiessen, spokesperson for LMD Traffic Services. “The bridge was closed for safety reasons, and will be re-opened as soon as the weather situation improves.”

Later on Thursday the bridge reopened in both directions.