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UK: M20 bridge collapse causes travel chaos

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By Euronews
UK: M20 bridge collapse causes travel chaos

<p>A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a UK motorway on one of the busiest travel days of the year. </p> <p>Ariel footage showed the fallen bridge over the M20 London-bound carriageway on Saturday (August 27). </p> <p>Police were treating it as a “major incident.” </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">M20 update: More photos from the collapsed pedestrian bridge on the M20 J3 to J4. <a href="https://t.co/OrLubFpZJ9">pic.twitter.com/OrLubFpZJ9</a></p>— Kent 999s (@Kent_999s) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kent_999s/status/769501059752529920">August 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The bridge ripped through two trucks that appeared to be passing below when it fell.</p> <p>The M20 is the main road to Dover and the Channel Tunnel to France. It’s also popular with people heading to Gatwick and Heathrow Airport. </p> <p>One motorcyclist was injured and taken to hospital with suspected broken ribs. </p> <p>An official from the UK highways agency expected the road to be closed for some time in both directions. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">M20 and M26 are both closed at M25 (Juncs.3 & 5) due to a serious incident+closure on the M20 between Junctions 3 and 4. Use other routes.</p>— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/TfLTrafficNews/status/769535398406135808">August 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Man who lives near the collapsed <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/M20?src=hash">#M20</a> pedestrian bridge tells me it was recently repaired & had been taped off due to safety concerns. <a href="https://twitter.com/LBC"><code>LBC</a></p>&mdash; Connor Gillies (</code>ConnorGillies) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConnorGillies/status/769510836364861441">August 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>