BRIEF: Bethlehem's Fahy Bridge reopened after hydrogen gas leak
Dec 04, 2012 (The Morning Call (Menafn - Allentown - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Bethlehem police closed Fahy Bridge on Monday night to vehicles and pedestrians because of a potentially hazardous hydrogen leak from a large tank underneath the span.
The bridge was reopened about a half hour later when the tank at the IQE Inc. plant on 119 Technology Drive appeared to have emptied and the gas dissipated.
The leak was reported shortly after 7 p.m. at a plant, on the east side of the bridge. They closed the bridge and part of Second Street at 7:15 p.m. and opened the roads at 7:45.
For a few tense moments, emergency officials radioed that a cigarette or spark could touch off an explosion of the flammable gas. They were relieved when instruments found rapidly falling gas levels.
-- Frank Warner
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