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Feb 21, 2013 4:47 PM by The Associated Press

Crane falls near SF-Oakland Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a crane fell during work on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Television footage showed crews near the fallen crane, which apparently came down Thursday afternoon under the new eastern span under construction. A Coast Guard vessel was on the scene.

No additional information was immediately available.

Calls to the state department of transportation were not immediately returned.

The new eastern span is expected to open over the Labor Day weekend. It will connect Oakland to Treasure Island and replace a structure that was damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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