A rail bridge collapsed over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a freight train to derail and to spill hazardous chemicals, police said.
The incident occurred in Paulsboro, New Jersey, at a crossing near the Delaware River, police said. Paulsboro is just over the river from Philadelphia.
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