Bridge collapses in Pittsburgh leaving bus dangling on the edge.

A BRIDGE in Pittsburgh has collapsed hours before U.S. President Joe Biden was due to arrive in the former steel city to highlight his efforts to strengthen the country's infrastructure.

Ten people sustained injuries, all of them minor, when the snow-covered span collapsed into a wooded gully at about 6 a.m., according to authorities, who said a massive gas leak was reported in the area at the time. The leak was brought under control, they said.

Biden was told of the bridge collapse and will proceed with his trip as planned, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. The White House is in touch with state and local officials about the collapse, she added.

The collapse highlights Biden's call for massive investment in the nation's aging bridges, highways and other infrastructure, which the president sees as a vital step in assuring the economy's long-term health along with addressing supply chain shortage and revitalizing manufacturing.

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