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Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh bridge collapse

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Roadgeekteen:
Perfect opportunity for Biden to hammer home the importance of fixing our infrastructure.

kevinb1994:
I did read that the gas line has been shut off. So thatís good news.

bwana39:

--- Quote from: Roadgeekteen on January 28, 2022, 10:20:22 AM ---Perfect opportunity for Biden to hammer home the importance of fixing our infrastructure.

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I agree totally. That said, places like Pennsylvania and Iowa who have historically neglected their infrastructure will have larger needs and may very well preempt the things places like the mid-south and southwest need.

The bridge that failed was just over 50 years old. In the scope of things, not that old.

MASTERNC:
GSV shows deterioration off the roadway on the sides.

Given this is one of many bridges that spans a deep gap below in Pittsburgh (the one over the Parkway East that was just replaced is one example), this will likely cause some alarm (as well as emergency inspections of similarly tall bridges).

webny99:
Wow, that's a pretty significant artery to/from Pittsburgh too. The trail underneath the bridge actually has Street View, shown here.

Here's a better (worse?) picture:
pic.twitter.com/59nykhhIjs— Pittsburgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) January 28, 2022
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And look at this, from over three years ago:
@Pgh311  I hope someone is keeping an eye on the underside of the Forbes Avenue bridge over Frick Park?  One of the big "X" beams is rusted through entirely (and, yes, I see the cables, so it's probably not a crisis). pic.twitter.com/UQScawPEGQ— Dr. G Kochanski (@gpk320) December 29, 2018
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