by: Tom Fontaine, TribLIVE.com Updated:
PITTSBURGH - Authorities closed the 16th Street Bridge about 6:30 p.m. Friday because of a gas leak, officials said.
Equitable Gas Co. spokesman Scott Waitlevertch said it appears the leak is coming from a main line on Smallman Street in the Strip District.
“As a precaution, we shut down down the bridge until we can get a valve turned off,” Waitlevertch said. “No customers are adversely affected at this point.”
Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs said a contractor working in the area struck the main line.
The 16th Street Bridge goes over the Allegheny River between the North Side and Strip District. The 1,900-foot span carries about 15,000 vehicles a day, according to PennDOT data.
Further details were unavailable.
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