Crews remove stuck garbage truck with giant crane near Birmingham Bridge |

Crews remove stuck garbage truck with giant crane near Birmingham Bridge

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department
A crane lifts a garbage truck that partially fell through a concrete parking pad in the 2400 block of Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
Courtesy of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department
A garbage truck fell through a concrete parking pad in Pittsburgh on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. A crane was used to remove the truck.

Crews used a large crane Monday night to lift an 80,000-pound garbage truck that got stuck earlier in the day after falling through a concrete parking area just off Fifth Avenue near the Birmingham Bridge in Pittsburgh.

The complicated preparation and lift by Allegheny Crane Rental took more than eight hours, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Parts of Fifth Avenue and the Boulevard of the Allies were closed for several hours while crews lifted the truck free and assessed damage.

Concrete under the rear end of a Vogel Disposal Service truck broke, according to photos posted to Twitter by the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department.

No one from Vogel could be reached Monday.

Pittsburgh Public Safety officials were not immediately available for comment.

Staff writer Natasha Lindstrom contributed to this report. Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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