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World - South America Updated: January 29, 2022

10 Injured In Snow-Covered Bridge Incident

By Quadri Adejumo
January 29, 2022
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Ten people were injured on Friday when a snow-covered bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed.

The accident comes ahead of President Joe Biden's scheduled visit to the area to talk about infrastructure.

It was reported by the Police in the area that three of the people injured were a driver and two passengers who were on a bus when the bridge collapsed.

According to NBC affiliate WPXI of Pittsburgh, officials had urged everyone to avoid the area. As the Pittsburgh Public Safety also claimed the collapse caused a large gas leak.

A spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday that the agency was sending a team of about 10 people to investigate the matter.

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The collapse prompted the Pittsburgh Public Schools officials to transition all learnings to remote learning due to the impact of the bridge collapse.

The Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf added that his team was monitoring the situation in Pittsburgh and prepared to provide support as needed.

United States President, Joe Biden is set to deliver a speech to promote his $1 trillion infrastructure law, which has earmarked about $1.6 billion for Pennsylvania bridge maintenance.

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Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

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