The Sturt Highway was blocked for more than two hours on Thursday night after a two vehicle accident on the NSW side of the George Chaffey Bridge at Mildura.
Under slippery conditions a black Commodore utility and a camper van collided just after 4.30pm.
The driver of the Commodore is believed to have been taken to Mildura Base Hospital after receiving injuries in the crash.
The two occupants of the Campervan are believed to be unhurt.
Attending the incident were fire trucks from Gol Gol and Buronga, the Fire Rescue Unit from Wentworth, along with Police from both NSW and from Mildura.
The crash scene was complicated by peak hour traffic which closed the traffic in both directions for some time.
Traffic on Sturt Highway on the NSW side banked up as far as the old Shell Service Station at Buronga while on the Victorian side traffic was backed up as far back as the Grand Hotel at the corner of Deakin Avenue and Seventh Street.
Traffic was lined up along San Mateo as far as the 9th street intersection while traffic in Seventh Street, Mildura East was banked up as far as Markwell’s at the corner of Etiwanda Avenue.
Emergency crews were confronted with multiple sources of oil, diesel and coolant to deal with in the rain.
Police were able to eventually restore traffic to one lane but it was not until 6.50pm that the Highway was cleared and there was a normal resumption of traffic.
One woman who was travelling from Dareton to Mildura said that she had spent 30 minutes in the traffic jam.
Mildura Mayor Cr Glenn Milne said that there was certainly a case to have a four lane bridge.
“But I guess that it was one of those times when it was raining and traffic was at a peak for Mildura,” Cr Milne said.