Biden visits Pittsburgh bridge collapse, vows more U.S. investment | Reuters

President Joe Biden stopped to look at a Pittsburgh bridge that collapsed just hours before he arrived for a scheduled visit to the city on Friday, dramatically underscoring the urgency of his drive to rebuild the United States’ creaky infrastructure.

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“The idea that we have been so far behind on infrastructure, for so many years — it’s just mind-boggling,” the president told them.

One emergency worker described the scene after the collapse as loud as a jet engine. Biden praised the work of rescuers, noting a natural gas leak that was not stopped until some 30 minutes after first responders arrived at the scene.

Source: Biden visits Pittsburgh bridge collapse, vows more U.S. investment | Reuters

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