Officials said a bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday. Authorities said a gas line was cut.
KDKA shared a photo showing at least six vehicles in the rubble.
The bridge was listed as being in “poor condition” by Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation.
An aging bridge in Pittsburgh that was listed as being in poor condition collapsed early Friday morning, public-safety officials said.
The bridge, located on Forbes Avenue, near Frick Park, came down around 6 a.m., the Associated Press reported.
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said there were 10 minor injuries as a result of the collapse, including three people who were taken to the hospital, CNN reported.
“Right now we’re still assessing the situation and getting information, but the good thing at this point, there is no fatalities,” Gainey said.
A photo published by KDKA showed at least six vehicles in the rubble of the bridge, at least one of which was partially overturned. It also showed snowy conditions in the city.
WPXI’s Rick Earle tweeted that at least four cars and a bus containing “a handful of people” were on the bridge.
Pittsburgh Public Safety told people to avoid the area, warning of “a strong smell of natural gas in the area.” The agency later said a gas line was cut.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman called the bridge collapse “surreal” during an interview with CNN.
“It’s just surreal to see a bridge you’ve driven over countless times go down,” Fetterman said.
The bridge on Forbes Avenue had been listed as being in “poor condition” by Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation.
President Joe Biden was expected to visit Pittsburgh on Friday. Reports said he was expected to tout the infrastructure bill he passed into law last November, which included $1.6 billion from the federal government to improve bridges across Pennsylvania.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted on Friday that Biden’s trip to the city would go ahead as planned.
“At the end of the day we could have had some serious injuries,” Gainey said, explaining, “At the end of the day this is critical that we get this funding.”
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