- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Officials say a major bridge into downtown Pittsburgh is closed after a fire that began on a construction tarp.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said (https://bit.ly/2cbbMUH) the Liberty Bridge is closed indefinitely while state transportation inspectors examine the damage from a Friday afternoon blaze.

Crews are conducting an $80 million reconstruction project on the bridge.

A Transportation Department spokesman tells the paper the fire started in a tarp being used to control painting work and spread to nearby plastic pipes.

Workers had been cutting steel in the area.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com


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