NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five people were sent to hospitals Wednesday evening when a façade collapsed beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in downtown Brooklyn.

The decorative façade came down around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at an underpass at Prospect and Washington streets in Brooklyn, near the exit ramp to Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza, the FDNY EMS told 1010 WINS.

READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Still In Critical Condition Following Deadly Shooting In Harlem

The victims were treated for minor injuries at Bellevue Hospital Center, EMS said.

Most of the victims breathed in dust and debris, officials told CBS 2. The bricks did not appear to cause injuries.

READ MORE: Westchester Police Departments To Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera

The wall was not a retaining wall and the structural integrity of the bridge was not affected, officials said.

The city departments of Transportation and Buildings were at the scene late Wednesday investigating the stability of the surrounding structures.

Officials were investigating whether the collapse was related to the severe storms Wednesday night.

MORE NEWS: Lashawn McNeil, Suspect In Deadly Harlem Police Shooting, Was On Probation, Had 5 Prior Arrests

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories:
[display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]