NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The FDNY shut down a stretch of 12th Avenue in Manhattan for several hours on Tuesday after a crane accident sent a large beam down near the Javits Center.
Photos from the scene show crews moving beams off a sidewalk shed. No injuries were reported but the road closure had a major impact on traffic.
The beams came down just before 10 a.m. and "were leaning precariously on a sidewalk shed," according to the FDNY.
Closures on 12th Avenue remained in place along 12th Avenue from West 34th Street to West 42nd Street until about 6:45 p.m.
An underground area near the Lincoln Tunnel was evacuated as a precaution and New York Waterways ferries, which dock across the street from the accident site suspended service for a time.
#FDNY members are on scene at 655 W 34 St. Manhattan for beams at a construction site leaning precariously on a sidewalk shed. There are currently no injuries reported. West St. is closed in both directions in the vicinity of the incident pic.twitter.com/pGxSYIsVbF— FDNY (@FDNY) September 11, 2018
#developing Stay off West Side Highway - it's closed from W 34th St - W 42nd St due to crane accident...big beam crashed into scaffolding behind Javits Center on 12th Ave ... crews trying to stabilize it now #fox5ny @fox5ny pic.twitter.com/rD11mxWLy3— Lisa Evers (@LisaEvers) September 11, 2018