Six Hurt in D.C. Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Bridge collapses onto DC-295 injuring six people.
(D.C. Fire and EMS Department photo, Twitter)

Bridge collapses onto busy parkway

FOX 5 DC with permission

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX 5 DC) – Authorities say six people were hurt after a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Northeast D.C.

The incident happened around 12 p.m. near Kenilworth Avenue and Polk Street.

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.

The collapse has closed Interstate 295 in both directions.

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