Platt Bridge closed overnight due to car fire

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Monday, July 6, 2015

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A taxi fire forced the closure of the Platt Bridge in Southwest Philadelphia early Monday morning.

Philadelphia Police say the taxi caught fire in the middle of the bridge at 12:45 a.m.

Firefighters put out the flames and worked to control a fuel spill from the incident.

All lanes of the bridge reopened at 2:35 a.m.

The closure caused backups, and temporarily stranded some people who had already made their approach onto the bridge.

There were no injuries reported.