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(WUSA9) -- A rescue crew removed a painting contractor from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Thursday.

According to Sgt. Jonathan Green with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, at about 11:52 a.m., a painting contractor who was working under the bridge had a pre-existing condition flare up and was not able to walk off on his own.

Rescue personnel responded and removed the worker to the top side of the bridge and into an ambulance. He was then taken to a medical facility for treatment.

As of 12:30 p.m., one westbound lane was reopened to traffic. Once crews leave, all lanes will be reopened to traffic.

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