In an incident reminiscent of Hollywood’s special effects wizards at their best, asphalt waves sent cars bouncing across the 7 km long bridge on Friday. However, not only was no one hurt during the half hour long incident, but the bridge itself remained intact, with officials afterwards announcing that not even the paint has cracked.
While engineers have linked the problem to high winds, they remain puzzled as this is the first time this has happened to a bridge of this kind.
The bridge, opened eight months ago, cost almost 4 million US dollars to build, most of which came out of federal funds.
Anne Rutherford, Moscow