A local bridge has collapsed.
PITTSBURGH — A bridge collapsed Friday morning in Pittsburgh near Frick Park, causing several vehicles and a bus to crash down into a ravine, Channel 11 News has learned.
UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tweet the following about the bridge collapse:“We are monitoring the situation in Pittsburgh and prepared to provide support as needed. Pittsburgh residents: Please stay safe and continue to avoid the area.”
UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: The Port Authority of Allegheny County is detouring near Frick Park.
UPDATE 8:20 a.m.: Some Pittsburgh Public Schools are moving to remote learning because of the bridge collapse. The district released the following statement:
“Due to the impact of a bridge collapse in the East End and high call-offs among bus drivers, all K-5, K-8 and 6-8 and Special Schools will transition to remote learning. High schools and 6-12 schools will continue in-person learning. The District will still operate on a 2 hour delay schedule. Pittsburgh Public Schools transportation is canceled. There will be no Grab and Go meal service available today.”
UPDATE 8:15 a.m.: The Port Authority of Allegheny County said a driver and two passengers were on the bus that was on the bridge when it collapsed. All three people are OK.
ORIGINAL STORY: A bridge collapsed Friday morning in Pittsburgh near Frick Park, causing several vehicles and a bus to crash down into a ravine, Channel 11 News has learned.
The collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in the area of South Braddock and Forbes avenues happened shortly before 7 a.m. This is at the border of the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood.
Officials said a handful of people were on the bus and most have been rescued.
Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor said a handful of people were on the Port Authority of Allegheny County bus and most have been rescued.
No fatalities have been reported.
There was strong smell of natural gas in the area, Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said. The gas line was cut as a result.
Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for updates.