Pedestrian bridge falls onto Detroit freeway after collision

Michigan News

This photo provided by Michigan Department of Transportation shows the Townsend Pedestrian Bridge that collapsed onto westbound Interstate 94 early Friday, March 27, 2020 in Detroit. No one was injured in the collapse onto westbound Interstate 94, Lt. Mike Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman, said in an email. (Diane Cross/Michigan Department of Transportation via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a truck collided with a pedestrian bridge in Detroit, sending a portion of the span onto a freeway and blocking traffic.

A Michigan State Police spokesman says no one was injured in the collapse onto westbound Interstate 94 early Friday.

Lanes in both directions were closed. Michigan Department of Transportation spokeswoman Diane Cross says the collapse was caused by a truck apparently carrying a high load hitting the bridge.

The portion of the bridge over I-94’s eastbound lanes was still standing early Friday, but Cross says the bridge would have to be demolished and crews started work Friday morning.

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