Maumee Avenue bridge collapses in Toledo

Published: Apr. 3, 2019 at 2:46 PM EDT
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The bridge carrying Maumee Avenue over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks collapsed Wednesday afternoon. The incident halted train traffic.

Crews were working there on a reconstruction of the bridge. City officials say no one was injured.

Contractors were vibrating a new footer into the ground when the bridge collapsed around 2 p.m.

AT&T is checking on its infrastructure to make sure nothing was damaged in the incident.

According to the city's website, the bridge was originally constructed in 1980.

The new construction aims to accommodate a third railroad track, as well as increased vertical clearance for rail car, as well as a larger turning radius for buses. The bridge collapse was part of the deck that was going to be removed as part of the project.

It will take them into the night to remove the debris from the train tracks.