TAMPA — Traffic on the Howard Frankland Bridge was backed up Tuesday morning after two crashes caused serious congestion.
A three-car accident near the Tampa end of the bridge stopped northbound traffic just before 9 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said.
Shortly after, a second two-car accident near the same spot kept traffic at a crawl.
Both accidents were minor, and no serious injuries were reported, Gaskins said. A fire truck was blocking lanes of traffic on the bridge after the accidents.
Both crashes have since been cleared from the road, he said.