A bridge that connects two sides of Pittsburgh collapsed early Friday as inclement weather threatened the area.
The news: At least 10 people were injured Friday after a bridge collapsed in Point Breeze, Pennsylvania.
- Pittsburgh fire Chief Darryl Jones said three of the 10 people injured were sent to the hospital, per The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.
- No fatalities were reported in the Pittsburgh bridge collapse, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said.
- Pittsburgh Public Safety said a gas line had been cut as well, NBC News reports.
- Officials said three to four vehicles were on the bridge when it collapsed, per CNN.
What they’re saying: “So right now we’re still assessing the situation and getting information, but the good thing at this point, there is no fatalities,” Gainey said.
Why it matters: An important piece of infrastructure in Pittsburgh collapsed on the same day that President Joe Biden is expected to visit the city to speak about ... infrastructure.
- Biden will speak at Carnegie Mellon University’s Mill 19 facility to talk about his recent infrastructure law.
- There has not been a reaction from the White House yet.