Crane collapses at Ohio River bridge site

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A crane removing temporary supports from the Louisville-area East End bridge has collapsed into the Ohio River.

Dan Hartlage, a spokesman for the project contractor, tells The Courier-Journal (cjky.it/1oy2xlQ) that the crane’s collapse Friday afternoon might have been wind related, but he says it’s too soon to determine what caused it.

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No one was injured, but one person who was on the platform jumped into the river to avoid falling debris.

Construction in the area has been halted.

The East End crossing is part of the ongoing Ohio River Bridges Project. It consists of a new bridge and approaches to connect the Gene Snyder Freeway in Kentucky with the Lee Hamilton Highway in Indiana.