Lawmakers hear testimony on Pennsylvania’s urban search and rescue capabilities
After Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed into a ravine one snowy morning in 2022, it took hours before authorities could confirm that no one had been killed or trapped beneath the rubble. Pennsylvania’s only urban search and rescue team with dogs trained to locate victims of structural collapses is based in Philadelphia, about five hours […]
Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge to reopen at the end of December, less than a year after collapse
'This is not just a city of Pittsburgh celebration or victory,' Mayor Ed Gainey said. 'This is a state victory because we got it up quicker than ever before.'
At site of collapsed Pittsburgh bridge, Biden touts benefits of infrastructure law
Standing in front of the replacement for the collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge, President Joe Biden returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday, touting the benefits of federal infrastructure law and proclaiming “the resurgence of American manufacturing.” “Hello, Pittsburgh!” Biden said, opening his remarks to a crowd of about 100 onlookers, that included Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. […]
Pa. General Assembly extends Fern Hollow Bridge disaster declaration
The extension lasts until September 30, 2022.