I-95 bridge collapse: Gov. Shapiro says construction could take months | USA TODAY

Governor Josh Shapiro expects reconstruction to take months after a vehicle fire shut down I-95 southbound when a portion of the road collapsed.

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Commuters were facing delays in the Northeast on Monday after a vehicle fire under I-95 caused a portion of the major interstate to collapse over the weekend, setting the region up for a long period of reconstruction and travel headaches. “It’s going to take longer than normal to get to work,” said Leslie Richards, head of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, at a press conference Sunday evening near the collapse site.

The northbound side of I-95 completely collapsed early Sunday after a commercial truck carrying a petroleum-based product caught fire, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro said. The southbound side is not structurally sound to carry any traffic over it, he said.

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