Bridge Collapses During Wedding in Frederick County

One person is in serious condition

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) – Authorities say six people were injured at a Frederick County wedding over the weekend when a possibly overloaded foot bridge collapsed, dropping pedestrians into a stream about eight feet below.

Frederick County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Healy said that one person was hospitalized in serious condition, one was evaluated for trauma and four others were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Healy says the cable-and-wood bridge located in the 3000 block of Poffenberger Road was on private property and appeared to have “too many people on it.” Healy says initial calls received Saturday afternoon before 4 PM reported people trapped underneath the bridge. Firefighters arrived to find that bystanders had rescued the trapped.