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LIVE VIDEO: Pedestrian bridge collapse in Washington DC, 3 injured

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A pedestrian bridge collapsed in Northeast Washington DC, blocking I-295 and leaving at least three people with injuries.

Authorities said three people were slightly injured when a footbridge over the Anacostia Freeway in Northeast Washington collapsed on Wednesday.

The pedestrian bridge connects the city’s Kenilworth and Deanwood neighbourhoods by spanning the freeway along Kenilworth Avenue near Polk Street. According to Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the D.C. fire department, the injuries were “minor”.

Firefighters checked for motorists underneath the collapsed bridge and reported no one was trapped.

Live from the incident:

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