BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts transportation officials have confirmed that a light fixture resembling a spotlight has fallen from the upper deck of Boston's Tobin Bridge, likely because of age and corrosion.
Officials say the light fell from the upper portion of the bridge to its lower deck around noon on Thursday.
The falling light didn't cause any damage or injuries.
Transportation officials said the light was more than 20 years old and may have been loosened by Wednesday's high winds. It's a different type of light than those used in the Big Dig tunnels.
Highway workers have done an initial inspection of 12-to-20 similar light fixtures, and will conduct a more thorough inspection to look for other signs of corrosion.
Each light costs about $1,000 to replace.
The Tobin Bridge, located near Boston's North End, connects Charlestown and Chelsea.