Service restored after pedestrian bridge falls on Metro, MARC tracks between College Park, Greenbelt

Crews fully restored green line service between the College Park and Greenbelt Metro stations Thursday morning following an incident Wednesday in which a pedestrian bridge fell onto the rail tracks in Berwyn Heights.

Metro officials say part of the concrete bridge fell onto the tracks between the College Park and Greenbelt Metro stations after it was struck by the boom of a rail crane.

Officials say a Metro contractor, Skanska, was doing work to support construction of a new track.

Transportation officials with Metro and MARC say train service was halted just before the rush hour and remained suspended overnight and into the early morning. Shuttle buses transported passengers while service was suspended.

"If it had been any later in the day, there would have been people on the bridge," said one resident about the incident.

The bridge was known as a shortcut for hundreds of University of Maryland students who will now have to find another way to class.

No one was injured in the incident.

The accident is still under investigation.

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