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davewiecking:
At about 6:50 AM today. https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2022/01/28/pittsburgh-bridge-collapse-forbes-braddock-avenue-point-breeze-squirrel-hill/stories/202201280075

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4395152,-79.8993553,401m/data=!3m1!1e3

bwana39:
The ironies are many.

Biden is coming to Pittsburgh TODAY to discuss infrastructure.

It collapsed during a low traffic time period.

The bus only had a driver and two passengers.

The realquestion we should ask is WHY did it fail?

DeaconG:

--- Quote from: davewiecking on January 28, 2022, 08:15:02 AM ---At about 6:50 AM today. https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2022/01/28/pittsburgh-bridge-collapse-forbes-braddock-avenue-point-breeze-squirrel-hill/stories/202201280075

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4395152,-79.8993553,401m/data=!3m1!1e3

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You're the first posting that even bothered to name the bridge or the area, I spent 5 minutes on CNN trying to figure out where the hell it was-then said "never mind, AA Roads is on it" and you were on point!

1995hoo:

--- Quote from: DeaconG on January 28, 2022, 09:56:54 AM ---
--- Quote from: davewiecking on January 28, 2022, 08:15:02 AM ---At about 6:50 AM today. https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2022/01/28/pittsburgh-bridge-collapse-forbes-braddock-avenue-point-breeze-squirrel-hill/stories/202201280075

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4395152,-79.8993553,401m/data=!3m1!1e3

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You're the first posting that even bothered to name the bridge or the area, I spent 5 minutes on CNN trying to figure out where the hell it was-then said "never mind, AA Roads is on it" and you were on point!

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Heh, I was getting annoyed at CNN for not saying anything more than "near Frick Park," so I looked at Google Maps, found the park, and turned on the traffic display. That made it pretty clear where it had to be. I wonder why they wouldn't say which streetódesire not to cause spectators to congregate, maybe?

jmacswimmer:

--- Quote from: 1995hoo on January 28, 2022, 10:07:25 AM ---
--- Quote from: DeaconG on January 28, 2022, 09:56:54 AM ---
--- Quote from: davewiecking on January 28, 2022, 08:15:02 AM ---At about 6:50 AM today. https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2022/01/28/pittsburgh-bridge-collapse-forbes-braddock-avenue-point-breeze-squirrel-hill/stories/202201280075

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4395152,-79.8993553,401m/data=!3m1!1e3

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You're the first posting that even bothered to name the bridge or the area, I spent 5 minutes on CNN trying to figure out where the hell it was-then said "never mind, AA Roads is on it" and you were on point!

--- End quote ---

Heh, I was getting annoyed at CNN for not saying anything more than "near Frick Park," so I looked at Google Maps, found the park, and turned on the traffic display. That made it pretty clear where it had to be. I wonder why they wouldn't say which streetódesire not to cause spectators to congregate, maybe?

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I pinpointed it using the exact same method.

I also saw a tweet mentioning the area smelled like natural gas post-collapse, so yes they probably do want to keep as many people away as possible.

Besides Forbes Ave over the bridge itself, Google is indicating Braddock Ave is closed as well between PA 8 & I-376.

The Forbes Ave bridge over #frickpark in #pittsburgh collapsed at about 6am. Several vehicles and a bus on the bridge. No injuries reported yet. Strong smell of natural gas. Avoid the area #pittsburghbridgecollapse pic.twitter.com/ykkE4YjiiX— Greg Barnhisel (@gbarnhisel) January 28, 2022
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