VIDEO: Two hospitalized after Claiborne bridge malfunction drops cars nearly 5 feet

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Video: New Orleans EMS (Twitter: @NewOrleansEMS)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Two people are in the hospital after a bridge malfunction caused cars to drop off more than four feet down onto the road.

On Tuesday evening, New Orleans EMS responded to the Claiborne Avenue bridge which connects St. Claude to the Lower Ninth Ward.

EMS reports that there were no cars in the water due to the failure, nor were there any fatalities. However, two people were transported to a local hospital.

Video footage tweeted by EMS shows traffic stopped on and around the bridge, with drop-off measuring at about 4 1/2 feet.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Check back to for the latest.

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