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Pittsburgh neglected Fern Hollow Bridge warnings for years, federal investigation finds

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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Left: A bus rests on the collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge on Jan. 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Baton) Right: The rebuilt bridge in February 2024. (Photo by Pamela Smith/PublicSource) Inspectors repeatedly flagged drainage issues and corrosion, and the city did little to respond, leading to the Jan. 2022 disaster. Federal investigators reported that Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed in 2022 because the city failed to take action on decades of warnings from state-picked inspectors — while inspectors themselves made critical errors that contributed to the disaster. “Maintenance and repair...

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