NAPIER (Web Desk) – After China’s cracked glass-bottom bridge created a stir all over the world, here comes spine chilling footage of a bridge collapsing in New Zealand.
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The clip shows four French tourists trekking towards the Hopu Ruahine bridge in Hawkes Bay. One of the tourists managed to capture the exact moment the bridge on Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk collapsed as they were crossing it.
The tourists fell 8 metres into the river, according to NZ Herald. Luckily, no major injuries were reported.
The incident took place on September 3 and Adrien Whistle, who was part of the group, uploaded the video on YouTube a month later on October 5. It has since received over nine hundred thousand views and is being actively shared on social media.
Mike Slater, Department of Conservation operations manager, told NZ Herald that the incident took place because a “cable on the bridge released”. The bridge could supposedly carry as many as 10 people at a time.
It has been shut for now.