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Snow-covered bridge in Pittsburgh collapses

The infrastructure in the USA is sometimes very dilapidated. A bridge collapse in Pittsburgh proves this.

Before US President Joe Biden’s visit to Pittsburgh, a snow-covered bridge with an important transport link collapsed in the US metropolis.

“We don’t think there are any fatalities, but there could be some injuries,” Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman told CNN on Friday in a phone call from the scene of the accident. The bridge fell almost 20 meters onto a pedestrian walkway in a park.

During his visit to Pittsburgh in the afternoon, Biden wants to talk about, among other things, the modernization of the dilapidated infrastructure in the United States. Fetterman said the bridge collapse underscored in a “terrific way” how urgent infrastructure deficiencies are in the United States. The Lieutenant Governor added: “Fortunately, because of the weather, schools start two hours late, so there was less traffic than on a normal day.”

The bridge was an important traffic artery into the city. He himself drove over the bridge several times. “It’s surreal.” Pictures showed a bus and some vehicles on the remains of the bridge. dpa

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