Retaining wall collapses at Kingsbridge apartment building; hundreds evacuate

(09/18/04) KINGSBRIDGE - The collapse of a retaining wall forced hundreds of Bronx residents to evacuate their building in Kingsbridge on Saturday.

The wall supported the backyards and driveways of houses along Sedgewick Avenue. The falling wall also brought down trees, concrete and other debris. Firefighters say the after-effects of Hurricane Ivan may have played a role in the collapse. They say no one was injured.

The American Red Cross provided shelter for the evacuated tenants as they waited to be allowed back inside their apartments. Meanwhile, the Department of Buildings is investigating whether the building is structurally sound.

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