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Heavy rainfall causes collapse of Panama Canal’s Centenario Bridge

Monday, December 13, 2010


A large portion of the Centenario Bridge over the Panama Canal collapsed on Saturday.
 
One of two structures that span the historic waterway, the Centenario inaugurated less than a decade ago collapsed when the side of a hill onto which the bridge is anchored lost a large portion of land because of excessive rain water.
 
The rain has caused ten deaths and created over five thousand homeless people in the last week due to rising floodwaters.
 
Original source: CBS