“Pedestrian Bridge Collapse: Kenilworth Avenue Near Polk St NE”

Photo via DC Fire & EMS

From DC Fire and EMS: “Update bridge collapse I-295 prior to Polk St NE. 6 patients assessed, 4 of those were transported. #DCsBravest Hazmat unit mitigating diesel fuel leak from truck that is partially beneath bridge. At least 1 other vehicle was struck by debris. Collapse blocks both directions.”

Update from Alert DC: “Interstate 295 is closed in both directions with no access from US-50/New York Ave split to the 695 interchange. Expected to reopen on Thursday at 10 pm. Local resident access only, others should avoid area.”

Photo by Liam Gideon

From ALERT DC: “DDOT reports all traffic is being diverted in both directions. Northbound traffic is being diverted to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue. Southbound traffic is being diverted to Eastern Avenue.”

Photo by Liam Gideon

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