Watch CBS News

Bridge Collapses In Corona, Injuring 9 Workers

CORONA ( — Nine workers were injured Friday night when a bridge collapsed in a construction zone in Corona.

The collapse happened around 11 p.m. at E Grand Boulevard and the 91 Freeway, when a bridge deck was being lowered into place.

A malfunction in the jacking operation caused the bridge deck to suddenly dropp 16 inches, striking wooden support beams, which hit the workers.

Ten workers were transported to the hospital -- nine with injuries. Three of those injuries are critical, authorities said on Saturday. One person was released from the hospital.

Construction work on the bridge was halted Saturday morning.

E Grand Boulevard will remain closed to motorists until Monday.

(©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)




View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.