Kenilworth bridge collapse latest – Shocking pictures show overpass CAVE IN and fall onto DC-295 injuring four people

FOUR people have been injured after a bridge in Washington DC collapsed.

Shocking pictures show that the Kenilworth bridge caved in over a highway, halting dozens of cars.

Four people were rushed to hospital with injuries and two were assessed at the scene, according to DC Fire and EMS.

Images show that the bridge fell on top of three lanes of traffic, with debris stretching along the way.

Two vehicles appear to be trapped under the bridge, but firefighters confirmed that no one is stuck.

Read our Kenilworth bridge live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • DIESEL LEAK AT SCENE

    Multiple officials were at the scene, including a Hazmat team due to a diesel leak from a truck that was partially beneath the bridge.

    All lanes of the DC-295 have now been blocked off, Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination confirmed.

    The traffic is currently stretching at least three miles northbound and one-and-a-half miles southbound.

  • TOTAL OF SIX PEOPLE HURT

    Four people were rushed to hospital with injuries and two were assessed at the scene, according to DC Fire and EMS.

    Initial reports indicated that three people were being treated for minor injuries.

    It is unclear if anyone else has been injured so far.

  • PHOTO SHOWS BRIDGE BROKEN IN HALF

    The bridge appeared to be broken in half after it fell on Wednesday afternoon.

    The fire service released a photograph of the broken passenger bridge, with debris surrounding it.

    The bridge collapsed on WednesdayCredit: DC Fire and EMS

  • ‘ALL LANES BLOCKED OFF’

    All lanes of the DC-295 have now been blocked off, Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination confirmed.

    The traffic is currently stretching at least three miles northbound and one-and-a-half miles southbound.

    It was not immediately clear what prompted the collapse or if anyone was walking on the overpass at the time.

  • FIRE AND EMS PROVIDE UPDATE ON COLLAPSE

    The fire service and EMS have provided an update on the Kenilworth bridge collapse.

    “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,” they wrote.

    “At least 1 other vehicle was struck by debris. Collapse blocks both directions.”

    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. pic.twitter.com/wILXGs1zWe

    — DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 23, 2021

  • SHOCKING PICTURE SHOWS CARS UNDERNEATH BRIDGE

    Cars could be seen beneath the bridge

    Cars could be seen beneath the bridgeCredit: DC Fire and EMS

  • TWO VEHICLES TRAPPED UNDER BRIDGE

    Images show that the bridge fell on top of three lanes of traffic, with debris stretching along the way.

    Two vehicles appear to be trapped under the bridge, but firefighters confirmed that no one is stuck.

    Multiple officials were at the scene, including a Hazmat team due to a diesel leak from a truck that was partially beneath the bridge.

  • NOT CLEAR WHAT CAUSED COLLAPSE

    It was not immediately clear what prompted the collapse or if anyone was walking on the overpass at the time.

    The collapse was initially reported just after 12pm local time.

    At least four people were injured when the bridge fell on Wednesday afternoon.

  • TRAFFIC BUILDING AT THE SCENE

    All lanes of the DC-295 have now been blocked off, Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination confirmed.

    The traffic is currently stretching at least three miles northbound and one-and-a-half miles southbound.

    It is unclear how long it will take for the roads to be cleared.

  • HAZMAT IS ON SCENE

    Multiple officials were at the scene, including a Hazmat team due to a diesel leak from a truck that was partially beneath the bridge.

    Fire crews were also at the site to check that nobody was trapped underneath the bridge.

    It is unclear whether or not anyone was walking over the bridge when it broke.

  • SHOCKING PICTURES SHOW CRASH

    Several cop cars were at the scene

    Several cop cars were at the sceneCredit: NBC 4

    Photos showed that the bridge had collapsed

    Photos showed that the bridge had collapsedCredit: NBC 4

    Dozens of cars were stopped following the collapse

    Dozens of cars were stopped following the collapseCredit: NBC 4

  • FOUR PEOPLE INJURED

    Four people were rushed to hospital with injuries and two were assessed at the scene, according to DC Fire and EMS.

    Initial reports indicated that three people were being treated for minor injuries.

    It is unclear if anyone else has been hurt in the collapse, which took place on Wednesday afternoon.

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