Ten people were injured when a snow-covered bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, USA

طقس العرب GO 2022-01-28 2022-01-28T18:32:32Z

Weather of Arabia - Pittsburgh fire officials said that ten people were injured and three were hospitalized after a snow-covered bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, in the US state of Pennsylvania, on Friday morning (January 28, 2022).

 

The Public Safety Department said that five cars were on the bridge when it collapsed, in addition to the 6-meter city bus. Others formed a human chain to help rescue the bus passengers.

 

 

The police said that the bridge called "Fern Hollow", consisting of two lanes, collapsed shortly before seven in the morning, and this collapse resulted in a massive gas leak after the damage to the natural gas extensions, which soon was brought under control and the gas flow was cut off after the Public Safety Department was informed. About "a strong smell of natural gas in the area".

 

The collapse of the Pittsburgh bridge came hours before President Joe Biden visited the city to discuss an infrastructure bill, an analysis in the United States of America showed that more than 45,000 bridges in America are in "bad" condition.

 

"I hope this is a wake-up call to the country that we need to invest in infrastructure," Pennsylvania Governor John Fetterman said. "Our team is in contact with state and local officials on the ground as they continue to gather information about the cause of the collapse."

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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