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DC-295 Reopens After Collapse of Pedestrian Bridge, Caused by Truck

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DC-295 reopened Thursday morning after it was shut down because of the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Kenilworth Avenue and Polk Street in Northeast, injuring five people.

The footbridge collapsed after it was knocked down by a truck, according to officials, and it was found to be in poor condition in its latest inspection.

The most recent inspection was reportedly finalized in May 2021, and Bridge 66 received a 4 rating, which is considered a poor rating on a national scale of 0 to 9. It received 5, or “fair” in April 2019.

The collapse took place shortly before noon on Wednesday. Five individuals injured while in their cars were transported to hospitals, all of them with non-life-threatening injuries.

Crews completed clearing the bridge debris after 1 am.

The construction of a new bridge is set to start Thursday.

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