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Video: Surf’s Up On Russian Bridge May 23, 2010

Posted by tkcollier in Humor, Video.

The Russian Emergency Ministry has closed a seven-kilometre-long (4.3 miles) bridge which crosses the Volga River in Volgograd, after the structure started to undulate.

Strong currents in the river caused by the huge flow of extra water from melting snow upstream had apparently loosened one of the vertical supports, which affected the balance of the entire bridge.

The bridge, the longest in Europe, was completed last year and opened in October 2009. Its construction cost 80.36 million dollars.

via Russian authorities shut down wobbly bridge.


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