Truck causes wooden bridge to collapse in province

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Truck causes wooden bridge to collapse in province

A truck overloaded with 12 tonnes of soybean oil cakes crushed Muong Lo Bridge in Tien Giang southern province at Thursday dawn, causing massive traffic jams on both sides of the bridge.

The 12m-long wooden bridge crumpled under the massive weight of the truck on September 8. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The 12m-long wooden bridge, which only can support a maximum capacity of 8 tonnes, crumpled under the massive weight of the truck as it tried to cross.

There were no any reports of human casualties from the mishap.

Local authorities have put in place an emergency plan repair plan for the bridge.

It is expected to reopen after 3 days.

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