Monday 15 August 2022 04:25 PM Huge bridge crashes down into Norwegian river with drivers somehow surviving ... trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 04:25 PM Huge bridge crashes down into Norwegian river with drivers somehow surviving ... trends now
Monday 15 August 2022 04:25 PM Huge bridge crashes down into Norwegian river with drivers somehow surviving ... trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 04:25 PM Huge bridge crashes down into Norwegian river with drivers somehow surviving ... trends now

Huge 485ft wood and steel bridge crashes down into Norwegian river just ten years after opening with drivers somehow surviving the 'catastrophic' collapse as they crossed Nearby houses shake as huge lorry falls into river when bridge collapsed in central Norway during rush hour A helicopter was needed to pull the truck driver out of his vehicle, with another car driver able to climb out The bridge opened in 2012 and was inspected just last year, raising fears other crossings could be vulnerable One resident said: 'The house shook. I rolled up the blinds [...] and looked right at a bridge laying in the river'

View
comments

Advertisement

A bridge in Norway collapsed during rush hour this morning, sending a lorry and a car plunging into the water below.

Police were called just after 7.30am local time to attend the fallen Tretten Bridge, central Norway, which crosses the Gudbrandsdalslaagen River.

Both drivers were rescued and doing well, police said.

A helicopter was needed to pull the lorry driver out of his sunken vehicle, which sat in an almost vertical position on a collapsed section of the bridge raised at an angle out of the water.

The immense bridge made of wood and steel was built just a decade ago, but two vehicles fell as it collapsed earlier today

The immense bridge made of wood and steel was built just a decade ago, but two vehicles fell as it collapsed earlier today

The driver of the car managed to get out of his vehicle and climb to safety by himself.

The nearly 150 metre-long bridge connects the west

read more from dailymail.....

NEXT Thursday 1 September 2022 12:13 AM NHS bids to remobilise the vaccination volunteer army as all over-50s are set ... trends now