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Yangtze bridge pier collapses

16 October 2013
The No. 4 pier of the Second Fengdu Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing municipality collapsed on 12 October. A preliminary investigation found that the accident was caused by a broken lift arm of a floating crane hitting the steel cofferdam.

Several workers were injured but no fatalities have been reported.

Emergency measures were adopted to ensure normal navigation in the incident area. The marine department, public security bureau and the local government dispatched more than 30 rescue vessels and an underwater rescue team to search the incident site and surrounding area. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The bridge, which began construction in March 2011, will have a length of 1,282 metres.

     
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