4 transported after pedestrian bridge collapses in Northeast DC

Authorities say four people were transported to the hospital after a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Northeast D.C.

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The incident happened around 12 p.m. along D.C. 295 just prior to Polk Street.


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Officials say six people were assessed and four people were transported with what are believed to be minor injuries.

Emergency crews remain at the scene checking vehicles beneath the fallen section of the bridge. Hazmat units are also on scene for a diesel fuel leak caused by the collapse.


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All access from Maryland onto Southbound DC-295 was closed until early Thursday morning. Northbound traffic was being diverted to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue. Southbound traffic was being diverted to Eastern Avenue.


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