Oh dear! Early this morning, an 8-lane suspension bridge in northeast China, only nine months after it opened, collapsed killing three people (two killed on the spot, a third later), injuring five.
The bridge which is part of an airport expressway in Harbin city, only opened last November after two years of construction that cost 1.9 billion yuan ($300 million) according to China News Service.
A 100-meter (320-foot) section broke off when four heavy trucks drove onto the bridge, plunging them to the ground and crushing them, said a CCTV news reporter at the scene. The bridge was designed to handle up to 9,800 vehicles per hour.
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