Bridge over Utica-Rome Expressway collapses

| 10/14/2002

A pedestrian bridge under construction in upstate New York collapsed Thursday as concrete was being poured onto its steel girders. One worker was killed and at least nine others are injured.

News reports said the state DOT reported the workers were standing on the bridge when the girders crashed onto an unfinished highway 20 feet below. Transportation officials are trying to find out how that happened.

The pedestrian bridge was being built over a new section of the Utica-Rome Expressway. The bridge was supposed to be finished this month.