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Pedestrian bridge collapses on I-94 in Detroit

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 06:23:38-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A pedestrian bridge has collapsed in Detroit Friday morning.

Michigan State Police say they were notified of the Townsend Pedestrian Bridge collapse around 5:20 a.m. Friday.

Detroit Fire crews were on scene at westbound I-94 at Mt. Elliott and Townsend where the collapse happened.

While the eastbound side of the bridge remains intact, MSP says the "whole bridge will need to be removed."

The eastbound side of I-94 will remain open until equipment arrives for bridge removal. Then will be shut down by MDOT until further notice.

MDOT has determined the whole bridge will need to be removed. MDOT has westbound I-94 closed at Gratiot and traffic is getting back on at E Grand. The eastbound side of I-94 remains open until equipment arrives for bridge removal and then will be shut down by MDOT.