American Decline

Biden’s infrastructure stop in Pittsburgh still on following bridge collapse

By Brigid Kennedy The Week

Ten people were injured after a snow-covered bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, Penn. Friday morning, KDKA Pittsburgh reports. Three people were taken to the hospital, and no fatalities have been reported.

The bridge that collapsed is known as the Fern Hollow Bridge, and is located in the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood, per WTAE. A driver and two passengers were on a bus that was on the bridge when it gave way, notes NBC News.

Notably, President Biden was scheduled to visit Pittsburgh on Friday to discuss his bipartisan infrastructure law.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden has been briefed on the incident, and his visit will proceed as planned.

When asked about how the improvements required post-collapse, coupled with the president’s visit and his bipartisan infrastructure law, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey confidently replied: “We need it.”

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