Norway. A bridge collapses and two vehicles fall into the water

A wooden road bridge collapsed in southern Norway on the morning of Monday, August 15 and submerged, according to witnesses, a heavy goods vehicle and a car.

Rescue services at the collapsed Dredden Bridge over the Lagan River in Gudbrandstalen, Norway on August 15, 2022.

Rescue services at the collapsed Dreton Bridge over the Lagen River in Gudbrandstaden, Norway on August 15, 2022. | GEIR OLSEN/EPA


  • Les services de secours sur le pont effondré de Tretten sur la rivière Laagen à Gudbrandsdalen, en Norvège, le 15 août 2022. | GEIR OLSEN/EPA

The road bridge collapsed on Monday, August 15. In southern Norwaye. “There are reports that the Tretton Bridge has collapsed. A heavy goods vehicle and a private car may have fallen into the water. Local police said on Twitter.

“We don’t know how many people may have been involved and we don’t know if there were any injuries.” she added.

All local rescue personnel have been mobilized, he said.

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

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