A Pittsburgh commuter bridge has buckled amid heavy snow, resulting in injuries.
On Friday morning, a snow-covered bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania collapsed just hours before President Joe Biden was due in the city to discuss his infrastructure plan for the US.
Ten people suffered non-critical injuries when the bridge fell, with three being transferred to local hospitals. Authorities noted that three or four vehicles, including a bus, were on the bridge, which spans a creek in Frick Park, when it caved in.
Images from the scene appear to show a bus teetering on the edge of the fallen bridge. Officials said only two people were onboard the bus at the time.
— Pittsburgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) January 28, 2022
#BREAKING — Bridge collapse near Pittsburgh. You can see several cars down below. No injuries reported, public safety crews reporting a strong gas smell in the area. via Jeremy Habowski / @KDKA pic.twitter.com/lOdRPq0XC6
— Parker Branton (@ParkerBranton) January 28, 2022