September 20th, 2010
12:49 PM ET

Bridge fire suspends some train service in New York

A fire Monday near a New York railroad bridge has caused the suspension of Metro North commuter train service to and from Grand Central Station, the city's Office of Emergency Management said.

The cause of the fire beneath a bridge crossing the Harlem River was unknown. Video footage of the blaze from CNN affiliate WABC showed thick smoke from visible flames on a wooden pier-like structure beneath the Manhattan side of what is known as the 138th Street lift bridge.

Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said subway service continued to run out of Grand Central Station.

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  1. Kevin

    Terrorists?

    September 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. m

    Come on Kevin. Is that what you always automatically assume? Then they have won.

    September 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ralph demack

    lazy union slackers?

    September 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. nycwmn

    I was born, raised, and grew up in NYC – everything is so old and not maintained properly if at all. Why does everyone think terrorists right away – seriously – they would do more harm then disabling Grand Central Station.

    September 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. okay

    Government dollars hard at work again

    September 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jesus

    freak accident!

    September 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |