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Road bridge collapses in Pittsburgh hours ahead of Biden visit

A photo from the scene shows a bus upright on a section of the collapsed bridge.

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Joe Biden (Paul Ellis/PA)

Joe Biden (Paul Ellis/PA)

Joe Biden (Paul Ellis/PA)

Emergency crews are on the scene of a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.

Police reported the span, on Forbes Avenue over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park, came down at around 6am.

A photo from the scene shows a bus upright on a section of the collapsed bridge.

There were no initial reports of injuries, Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter.

A natural gas line was cut and there is a smell of gas in the air, the agency said.

Authorities told motorists to avoid the area.

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The collapse came hours before President Joe Biden visits the city to talk about his trillion-dollar infrastructure bill that includes bridge maintenance.


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