Authorities assess damage after sidewalk sinkhole on New Mexico bridge; 2 pedestrians rescued

Authorities are surveying the damage after a sinkhole formed on a bridge in New Mexico, resulting in the rescue of two pedestrians

LOS LUNAS, NM – Authorities surveyed the damage on Sunday after a sinkhole formed on a bridge in New Mexico, resulting in the rescue of two pedestrians.

Los Lunas Police said the city’s Main Street Bridge over the Rio Grande remains closed due to the sinkhole under a sidewalk on the east side of the bridge.

Multiple media reports Saturday night said the bridge had partially collapsed, but authorities said that wasn’t true.

Officials from the New Mexico Department of Transportation were at the scene Sunday trying to determine the extent of damage to the sidewalk on a main road in Valencia County.

Los Lunas Fire Chief John Gabaldon said a water line would need to be shut off to prevent further problems if a pipe running through the foxhole ruptured.

Gabaldon didn’t immediately know how many homes were affected by the water outage.

Los Lunas is approximately 24 miles (38.6 kilometers) south of Albuquerque.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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