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A look back at KDKA’s coverage in a rapidly evolving day – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV Web Team

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Friday, January 28, 2022, will be a day many Pittsburghers will look back on and say, “I remember where I was” as they discuss theFern Hollow Bridge collapse.

For the KDKA-TV News team, it was a day of fast-changing insights, teamwork, and keeping Pittsburgh and the country up to date.

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The Your Day Pittsburgh team confirmed the bridge collapsed around 6:50 a.m., about 15 minutes after the bridge collapsed.

From there, KDKA’s Bryant Reed and John Shumway were sent to the scene to learn more.

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John Danzek said: “I can’t believe the bridge is gone, it’s incredible to think about it. “Literally, the entire structure just sits almost in place in the ravine.”

Bryant spent hours pounding sidewalks and talking to residents in the vicinity, finding out what they heard and what they saw.

In a miraculous change of fate, President Joe Biden was scheduled to visit Pittsburgh to discuss the historic bipartisan infrastructure bill he signed into law last fall.

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“Next time, we don’t need headlines that say someone died in a bridge collapse,” Biden said.

Biden, originally scheduled to visit Hazelwood, changed his plans and visited the site of the crash first.

KDKA’s news team can keep up with the latest on the story from every angle, including interviews with the families of those involved, statements from politicians of all levels,… memories of first responders, looking for information about the bridge and how many people feel worried about a possible collapse.

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The coverage doesn’t stop there.

On Saturday, KDKA pledged to ensure the latest information was relayed, including arrival and investigation of the collapse from the National Transportation Safety Board and its impact on the local economy when a major traffic route will be closed.

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While a full report from the NTSB can take up to 18 months, KDKA is here to ensure that you, the public, are informed.

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/01/29/looking-back-on-kdkas-coverage-of-bridge-collapse/ A look back at KDKA’s coverage in a rapidly evolving day – CBS Pittsburgh

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