- January 29, 2022
- Posted by: MasterAdmin
- Category: Cryptocurrency
Friday, a bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed, injuring 10. The Fern Hollow Bridge broke Friday morning while traffic was on it, with pictures showing cars and a bus stranded on the broken concrete.
BREAKING: A bridge along Forbes Avenue near Frick Park has collapsed. (📷: Jeremy Habowski) https://t.co/tBmXgKOsnM pic.twitter.com/QebLGfSRa9
— KDKA (@KDKA) January 28, 2022
Been at the scene of the bridge collapse since earlier this morning.
So thankful to the first responders + to hear from them that there are no reported fatalities. pic.twitter.com/0VEE0osGJd
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) January 28, 2022
The collapse just so happened while President Joe Biden was visiting the area to tout his recently passed infrastructure plan. According to reports, Biden went and toured the area this morning.
In the wake of the disaster, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) tweeted his well-wishes for the victims and said that his office was working to coordinate support.
“My staff has been in contact with local emergency personnel regarding the Forbes Avenue bridge collapse in Pittsburgh. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Wishing a speedy recovery to those who are injured,” Toomey tweeted.
Twitter users though, were less than impressed with Toomey’s posting of support. They instead brought up that Toomey has vehemently criticized Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Toomey was a “No” vote on the $1.2 trillion plan, releasing a statement that called it “too expensive, too expansive, too unpaid for, and too threatening to the innovative cryptocurrency economy.”
While the bill passed, numerous Twitter users noted Toomey’s objection to it, especially after he offered the equivalent of “thoughts and prayers.”
Pat Toomey voted against the stimulus bill in 2009, and the infrastructure bill last year.
He also wants to reduce the capital gains tax, and end the estate tax.
At what point do people realize the things above are directly related to the disaster below? https://t.co/RDJ6CFNLRg
— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) January 28, 2022
Remembering Pat Toomey voted against infrastructure bill that repairs bridges and highways. https://t.co/HVZOzGKQni
— Cory530 (@Cory5301) January 28, 2022
You voted against Infrastructure sir! https://t.co/FdpRtTdtYZ
— Leonard hougham (@LeonardHougham) January 28, 2022
Remember when you voted against the infrastructure bill though? https://t.co/wd72PtuCO1
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 28, 2022
Biden, for his part, pledged that the bridge would be repaired in part thanks to infrastructure funding. Toomey’s office did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily Dot.
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