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Breaking News: Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Onto Metro, MARC Tracks

Line service is suspended “indefinitely” between Greenbelt and College Park after a pedestrian bridge fell onto Metro and MARC train tracks Wednesday afternoon. MARC train service on the Camden Line is also suspended.

No one was hurt, said Mark Brady of Prince George’s County Fire and EMS.

The bridge that collapsed is located between the Greenbelt and College Park stations at Berwyn Road in Berwyn Heights, Maryland.

A portion of the concrete bridge collapsed onto the tracks shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday after being struck by the boom of a rail crane operated by a Metro contractor.

The contractor, Skanska, was conducting work to support the construction of a new track. The pedestrian bridge is not a Metro bridge, Metro Transit Police said on Twitter.

Green Line service is expected to remain suspended through the Thursday morning rush hour.

Shuttle buses are available for Metro riders between College Park and Greenbelt. Passengers traveling to or from Greenbelt should expect their trips to take about 30 minutes more. Metro has extended some Yellow Line trains to and from College Park to supplement Green Line service.

MARC riders’ tickets will be honored on the Penn Line.

Metro Transit Police and other authorities responded to the scene

This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates.

Source: NBC

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