Section of old bridge collapses into Susquehanna River

    A piece of of a century-old bridge in the Wilkes-Barre area currently being demolished collapsed Saturday, falling into the Susquehanna River.

    According to the Associated Press, the piece fell early Saturday just months after half of the steel bridge was demolished.

    The piece fell from the former Eight Street Bridge.

    The 111-year-old bridge connected Wyoming and Jenkins Township.

    Wyoming Mayor Bob Boyer tells the Associated Press a state transportation crew inspected the area and determined there was no immediate threat.

    The bridge was being demolished in sections so an earthen dam that was built to catch debris would not block the river.

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