Umhlanga bridge collapse a planned demolition - paramedic services

2016-09-16 16:03
The collapsed bridge on the N2 interchange in Umhlanga. (Supplied)

The collapsed bridge on the N2 interchange in Umhlanga. (Supplied)

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Durban - The collapse of a bridge on the Umhlanga N2 interchange was a planned demolition, paramedic services said on Friday.

“Once we heard about the collapse we sent out a unit. However, we were later informed that it was a controlled demolition. Once it was confirmed we called the unit back,” RescueCare spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said.

A picture of the bridge lying on its side made its rounds on social media on Friday. A short while later another message circulated saying the old bridge had been purposefully pushed over by construction workers.

“Old bridge purposely pushed over by construction workers to make way for new bridge,” the message read.  

No injuries were reported.

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