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Several Injured in Bridge Wall Collapse

Monday, July 7, 2014

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A 25-foot section of decorative stone gave way from the Brooklyn Bridge's underpass Wednesday (July 2) night, injuring several people who were taking shelter from the heavy rains drenching New York City.

Shortly before 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, The 25-foot section of stone facade "suffered a partial collapse" shortly before 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, according to a post on the Brooklyn Bridge's Facebook page.

Most media outlets reported that five people suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.

However, The New York Times reported that eight people were injured: five adults and three children.

Brooklyn Bridge wall collapse
Twitter / FDNY

A 25-foot section of decorative stone collapsed under the Brooklyn Bridge, injuring several people seeking shelter from a thunderstorm. Officials said there was no structural damage to the bridge.

Additionally, the New York Post reported that rescue dogs were brought in to make sure no one was trapped under the rubble.

Investigation Underway

City officials said the bridge had been inspected and no structural damage was found, according to media reports. The section that fell was decorative.

The rest of the facade has been removed for safety.

The cause is under investigation, and the Department of Buildings was inspecting the site.

A Department of Transportation spokesperson told The New York Times that the department "is conducting a full inspection of all the façade and we will continue to thoroughly inspect our entire bridge inventory."

About 150,000 vehicles use the Brooklyn Bridge every day. Completed in 1883, it is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S. The bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River.

   

Tagged categories: Accidents; Bridges; Decorative concrete; Department of Transportation (DOT); Inspection; Stone

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