Road bridge collapses in Norway, no casualties –

A wooden bridge collapsed in Norway on Monday morning, sending a car and a heavy truck into the water, Norwegian police said, causing no casualties.

Earlier in the morning, local police announced on Twitter that a private car and a truck fell into the water after the collapse of the Treton Bridge in the south of the country, according to witnesses.

“One car ended up in the river and the trailer of the heavy truck was in the water. Both drivers appeared to be in good health,” police officer Terje Kroksad told TV2.

Television footage showed a partially submerged car on the deck of the Gutbrandsthalslagen river bridge, and a truck a short distance further down another collapsed section of infrastructure.

An aerial view shows the collapsed Tretten Bridge over the Gutbrandsthalslagen river in southern Norway. [Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB – AFP]

There was no casualty in this case

The truck driver was airlifted to safety.

“We can’t know for sure if there were other people on the bridge, but at this point, we don’t have any information about other people who fell into the water,” Terje said. Crockett added.

Opened in 2012, the Tretten Bridge is a 148-meter-long and 10-meter-wide wooden structure that crosses the Gutbrandstlslagen on a secondary road. There is a two-way road and footpath for vehicles.


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