Liberty Bridge was on fire. The bridge that connects Downtown and South hills, covers the wide area of Monongahela River was in danger. There would not be any kind of traffic and movement. Bridge will remain closed till Labor Day weekend and probably for more time according to condition. These orders was made in favor of safety of public. So that investigators could find out time required to repair the bridge. So, they can reopen bridge for public use and any kind of traffic.
Heavily used structure the liberty bridge was on fire. Bridge suffered a significant damage. According to officials, they closed it for traffic on Friday. Consequently, heat from a fire caused that damage. So, Liberty Bridge was at risk of huge damage which could lead to failure. Drivers and all users of bridge who used the bridge to cross all over path are being guided to Fort Pitt Bridge.
Very major damage caused this closure, 30-foot beam, or chord will be replaced, due to damage fire. According to officials, only that beam saved that bridge from collapse and major damage. So, they reported Cause of fire at 1 p.m. Therefore, under investigation workers there were cutting steel rods and were using blow torches that made sparks flying away. According to officials fire, started in a big construction tarp, there they could not take hold on fire after struggle and after some time fire was spread to plastic piping.
They started renovation in March. So, it almost costed 80 million dollar. Now officials are thinking to make Liberty bridge fireproof and this kind of changing in bridge is time taking thing which needs complete investigation.
People have seen Liberty Bridge was on fire, from both sides of the river. So, firefighters worked till 1:30 p.m. They completely finished fire. Therefore, they didn’t reported any injuries and other kind of loss. Officials quickly observed the damage and decided replacement of Liberty Bridge, as damage was severe.