The wooden bridge collapsed at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville, about 45 miles southeast of Chicago, around 10 p.m. as spectators were leaving a fireworks display. At least 16 people were taken to local hospitals and more may have gone11 missing in M'ville park bridge collapse. Submitted by chicagocontent on Sunday, 5 July 2009No Comment. Eleven people were missing and several others were hurt late Saturday when a pedestrian bridge at Hidden Lake Park collapsed.


Eleven people were missing and several others were hurt late Saturday when a pedestrian bridge at Hidden Lake Park collapsed, sending at least 100 people into the water below. Details were incomplete late Saturday but dive teams Northbound Broadway was shut down during the rescue operation. The wooden suspension bridge is wide enough to accommodate vehicles. It was not known what caused its collapse. Reports suggested at least two of the victims suffered broken bones.A pedestrian bridge at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville, Ind., collapsed Saturday night, police said. It is not clear if or how many people were hurt while standing on the bridge. Hidden Lake Park is located at 24 W. 73rd Ave. in Merrillville. Merrillville police would not release any further information. –Deanese Williams-Harris. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports: At least 50 emergency vehicles responded to the bridge collapse. Get the full story: nwi.com


Police and rescue personnel, including a dive team, were sent to Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville tonight after a pedestrian bridge collapsed, according to reports. Injuries have been reported. The town's fireworks display was scheduled

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