Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Hours Before Biden Visit to Talk Infrastructure

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A snow-covered bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, collapsed several hours before President Joe Biden’s scheduled visit to speak about an infrastructure deal.

Officials said 10 people were injured on Friday morning in the collapse. The bridge, located in the Point Breeze neighborhood, carries Forbes Avenue over Frick Park, according to a Twitter post from the city’s Department of Public Safety, which said the collapse occurred at around 7 a.m. ET.

“The good thing, at this point, is that there’s no fatalities,” Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey told reporters at the scene. “We were fortunate.”

Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones told the Post-Gazette that three people were transported to the hospital. None had injuries that were considered life-threatening, he added.

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