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Bridge collapses on world’s longest railway linking Russia’s west & east.


A motorway bridge on top of the Trans-Siberian Railway in the Russian Far East has collapsed,.

It came down incidentally just as a truck was driving on it and a train had passed underneath it, a CCTV footage of the collapse has appeared online.

According to the local emergency ministry, the two sections of the motorway bridge in the Amur region of Russia collapsed as a truck was passing it.

The driver was hospitalized with a broken shin and shattered foot. His life is not in danger, it added.

Meanwhile, the collapse has forced train traffic through the affected area to be suspended.

The bridge fell on one of the tracks that forms part of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

It's the longest railway in the world and is over a century old, connecting Moscow with Vladivostok.

Additional branches extend into Mongolia (the Trans-Mongolian, passing through Ulaan-Baatar en route to Beijing), China (the Trans-Manchurian, veering southeast through the northeastern provinces of China and rejoining the main line to Vladivostok), and North Korea (the Baikal Amur Mainline, passing Lake Baikal at its northernmost point and terminating in Rajin, North Korea).

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