A railway bridge collapsed due to floods in Norway

A railway bridge collapsed due to floods in Norway

Norwegian police announced that a railway bridge, closed to traffic since floods last week, partially collapsed without causing any injuries on Monday in southern Norway.

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The metal structure collapsed almost in half after a column weakened by rising water levels in recent days fell and collapsed into the Lagen River, according to images broadcast by public broadcaster NRK.

“No physical harm was reported,” regional police said on X (formerly Twitter).

Photo by Agence France-Presse

The bridge is located on the railway line between the cities of Eidsvoll and Trondheim, and was closed to traffic last week due to flooding caused by a storm.

This storm, named “Hans”, which occurred in Norway and Sweden, caused the evacuation of thousands of people and major disruption of transportation due to the multiple landslides it caused.

Photo by Agence France-Presse

The Norwegian municipality of Ringeriki (southeast) indicated that 920 of its residents had not yet been able to return to their homes as of Monday morning.

While the situation is returning to normal in most affected areas, more heavy rain is expected on Tuesday in southeastern Norway.

The authorities raised the level of landslide risk.

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