Update: Bay Bridge Reopened After Inspection of 'Unusual Movement'
The bridge was reopened around noon after being ruled safe.
Update (11:55 a.m.)—The westbound Bay Bridge was reopened just before noon after being ruled safe by the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Throughout Tuesday morning, emergency crews were inspecting the westbound bridge for "unusual and slight vertical movement," according to a release issued by the Maryland Transportation Authority.
The westbound bridge was shut down after midnight Tuesday for inspection after workers observed movement in the bridge.
"For their safety, all workers left the bridge, and at daylight, a team of inspectors will begin examining the structure," according to the release.
The eastbound bridge is now accommodating all traffic, which is causing delays.
Patch will have more on this story as it develops.