Pittsburgh – a bridge collapsed in the early morning of Friday which resulted in 10 people being wounded. Unfortunately, the bridge collapsed mere hours before president Biden was scheduled to visit Pittsburgh in order to have some talks regarding the infrastructure of the city.

Photographs went viral on different social media platforms which showed gruesome images of dangling vehicles from the collapsed bridge.

According to the authorities, a number of vehicles including the port authority bus were seen stuck on the Fern Hollow bridge which was in between Braddock and Forbes avenues.

Darryl Jones, the chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of fire chief said that the first responders took three people immediately to the hospital for treatment. None of the injuries are said to be life-threatening.

“The good thing at this point is that there are no fatalities, and we’re going to pray there are no fatalities,” Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey (D) told reporters. “We were fortunate.”

Mayor Ed Gainey stated that the law enforcement agencies are investigating the situation very closely and are trying to make sure that no more casualties and no one is trapped under the collapsed bridge.

Mayor Ed Gainey

The cause of the bridge collapse is being investigated. Mayor Ed Gainey stated that the bridge was built in 1970 and it was inspected last in September 2021.

“We are extremely thankful that no one from the bus reported any injuries and grateful for the first responders who risked their own lives to save others,” Brandolph said.

President Biden was scheduled to visit the city as well as the research and development hub of the mill 19, a lethal component of the infrastructure deal signed by congress last year.

Jen Psaki, the press secretary of the White House stated Biden “is grateful to the first responders who rushed to assist the drivers who were on the bridge at the time.”

“The President will proceed with the trip planned for today and will stay in touch with officials on the ground about additional assistance we can provide,” she tweeted.