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A boom, then a monster sound': 10 hurt after bridge over

Pittsburgh's Frick Park collapses.

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'A boom, then a monster sound': 10 hurt after bridge over Pittsburgh's Frick Park collapses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ten people were injured Friday morning when a bridge that carries Forbes Avenue over Frick Park in Pittsburgh collapsed, officials said, with several vehicles and a Port Authority bus left stranded in the twisted mess of a bridge that had been listed in poor condition for the past decade.Three people were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Pittsburgh fire Chief Darryl Jones said.

The bridge collapsed as the city prepared for a visit from President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to speak about infrastructure Friday afternoon at Mill 19 in Hazelwood. Multiple officials said the collapse illustrated the need for infrastructure investment.

Photos from the scene showed at least four vehicles had fallen with the bridge, and an articulated Port Authority bus was trapped on a slab of the remnants of the bridge. Agency spokesperson Adam Brandolph said the bus driver and two passengers escaped without injury.UPMC said in a statement at about 9:30 a.m. that it was treating three adult patients from the collapse, and they were listed in fair condition at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland.We were fortunate, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said, that no one was killed.We're just going to continue to hope for the best and make sure that we get this together, the mayor added from the scene of the collapse, where he was joined by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov John Fetterman.Chief Jones said rescue crews rappelled 100 to 150 feet down the steep hillside in order to help injured people up.The collapse also caused a large gas leak, which emitted a sound like a jet engine, on Forbes near South Dallas Avenue. Crews from Peoples Natural Gas were able to shut off the gas, Mr. Fitzgerald said.



-- Edited by Calvin on Friday 28th of January 2022 09:31:12 AM

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We will BUILD IT BACK BETTER!

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The loons are already saying Biden was behind the bridge collapse to help push the Build Back Better agenda.



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Celestial influences at the time...VIR, MIR, Mercury conjunct Pluto, Sun square Uranus. A whole bunch of folks
going to miss that bridge.

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That bridge was doomed, a picture someone took three years ago and sent to the authorities:

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2022/01/28/pittsburgh-bridge-collapse-2018-photo-point-breeze-frick-park/stories/202201280107



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Calvin might be able tu see it zoomed in on this user provided 12/20 Streetview from GoggleMaps. It's hard for Snippy tu tell. It looks like the hanging beam was either removed or repaired. It's the footer with the drain pipe.

https://goo.gl/maps/529x1zmWzSJknSxv8



-- Edited by Snippy on Saturday 29th of January 2022 12:05:16 PM

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Heres the pic the Software Engineer took in 2018.

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Story sez he sent email plus pic to the city. Later on he noticed they added

cables and removed rusted off x shape. He figured they fixed it and forgot

about it till the collapse occurred. He walked his dog under it twice a day!

Snippys pic shows after cables added and x shape removed.



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