Pedestrian bridge collapse on motorway M20

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Pedestrian bridge collapse on motorway M20

Post  bluebell on Sat 27 Aug 2016, 2:43 pm

How dreadful this sounds.   So fortunate there were not more people injured.   Imagine the nightmare of driving under it when it came down .

Motorway shut after footbridge collapse
M20 scene

A pedestrian footbridge collapses on a motorway following a crash on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Millions travel for bank holiday weekend  

A pedestrian bridge has collapsed on a motorway on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
The M20 in Kent is closed between junctions 3 and 4 because of a "vehicle striking a bridge" on the eastbound carriageway, Highways England said.
Kent Police said the crash was being dealt with as a major incident and one person had been injured.
Travel disruption is said to be severe, with the motorway expected to remain closed until at least Sunday.
Officers said no-one was believed to be trapped in the debris and the person who had been hurt had injuries that were not life-threatening.
The crash happened near the junction with the M26 which links the M25 London orbital with the M20.
The motorway is the main route to the Channel Tunnel and the Port of Dover for people travelling to France and across Europe.

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Re: Pedestrian bridge collapse on motorway M20

Post  Andrew on Sat 27 Aug 2016, 8:37 pm

It's a miracle that there wasn't any serious injuries or worse.

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