CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials say one person died and another person was injured when a highway overpass collapsed in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Fire Department says the bridge was undergoing demolition at the time of the collapse.
The bridge at top is the new Hopple St, the bridge that collapsed was part of the old northbound off ramp to Hopple pic.twitter.com/7HZTRlC5dB
— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) January 20, 2015
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that according to a police dispatch the southbound interstate 75 was closed indefinitely after the collapse of an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge.
It happened at about 10:30 p.m. Monday. The newspaper reports at least one tractor trailer was damaged by the collapse.
Fire and EMS officials say one construction worker was killed and a tractor trailer driver was injured.
A witness told WLWT5 that he heard “a real big boom” and then a couple of seconds later he saw police cars rushing to the scene.