Municipal Bridge Collapse
The 50 yr. old bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh last Friday had been recently inspected in September of 2021 and the steel infrastructure scored a “4” rating on the 0-9 scale. A 26-ton weight restriction had been in place since 2014. Its evaluation was not serious enough for closure. There are only 6 similarly designed bridges in PA. PennDot will not be releasing anymore information citing the ongoing federal investigation.