NYC: Facade collapse inside Brooklyn Bridge underpass didn't cause structural damage



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Authorities say a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge collapsed, injuring five people. (July 3)

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This photo provided by Roberto Danino shows emergency personal near a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge after it had collapsed, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A fire department spokesman says five people were injured. (AP Photo/Roberto Danino)


This photo provided by Santia Pelliccia shows traffic and emergency personal near a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge after it had collapsed, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A fire department spokesman says five people were injured. (AP Photo/Santia Pelliccia)


NEW YORK — The New York City Department of Transportation says the collapse of a facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge did not cause any structural damage.

Authorities say the facade collapse happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday on the Brooklyn side of the bridge during a passing thunder shower. Five people suffered minor injuries.

A fire department spokesman says the collapse involved a roughly 25-foot wide section of facade.

The cause is under investigation.

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