Bridge collapses, injuring 4 and damaging vehicles

A truck under a collapsed pedestrian bridge on the airport road. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — Teams from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing reopened the Queen Alia International Airport road in both directions after a temporary closure caused by a pedestrian bridge collapse, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

A truck slammed into the collapsed bridge, clogging the road to the airport and chocking traffic, the ministry said in a statement on Monday. A handful of other vehicles, including an ambulance, later slammed into the collapsed bridge.

Initially, one lane was reopened for traffic to facilitate travel to southern governorates, while the remaining traffic was temporarily diverted to the service road.

Later, the main road was “reopened in both directions, in cooperation with the Public Security Directorate, (PSD) after removing the obstruction resulting from a truck colliding with the bridge,” the statement said.

The ministry said it used the “necessary equipment and cranes to remove the bridge” under the supervision of Minister of Public Works and Housing Yahya Al-Kasbi.

The ministry pointed out that, “as soon as it was notified, it began to work in coordination with partners to remove the bridge and all other obstruction, and to ensure traffic safety on the diversions.”

The (PSD) said in a statement that the accident resulted in the injury of four people, whose condition is moderate. They were treated by civil defense cadres.

Several vehicles, including an ambulance which belongs to an Amman hospital, were damaged.

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