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USA: Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

A pedestrian bridge that likely was struck by at least one vehicle collapsed onto Interstate 295 in Washington, DC, injuring several people and blocking the highway in both directions.

USA: Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC
Chris Geldat

Chris Geldart, acting deputy mayor for public safety and justice, told reporters that preliminary evidence shows that a collision involving multiple vehicles occurred 10 minutes before noon.

The bridge came off its moorings.

Geldart said five people taken to hospitals had non-life-threatening injuries.

The span collapsed at Kenilworth Avenue before Polk Street NE, DC Fire and EMS said in a tweet.

USA: Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC
Mayor Muriel Bowser

We don’t have any structural concerns about the bridge. It was last inspected in February,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said.

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