6 Bridges Burnt. Literally!

Bridges Burnt. Literally!

Posted on December 13, 2011 by


The bridge across the Zolotoy Rog bay is a facility that will appear in Vladivostok by the APEC summit in 2012. On December, 12th, a formwork at one of the bridge's pylons caught fire. The fire spread to the area of 500 square meters and it took almost 11 hours to extinguish it. 167 people and 38 vehicles took part in the firefighting.


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They have already started a probe to establish the cause of the fire and the structure's safety. According to the region's emergencies ministry, "human factor" (welding) is the most likely cause of the blaze.

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6 Responses to “Bridges Burnt. Literally!”

  1. openeyed says:

    Wow! I hope that they can save it.

  2. Testicules says:

    I hope no people were killed in fighting this blaze. These things can happen at construction sites. In the US there is a lot or regulations that make the cost of construction higher and delay production. However, often these kind of accidents are avoided. I wouldn’t want to live next to this bridge though.

  3. Sean says:

    In Soviet Russia, bridge burns you behind it!

  4. tommo says:

    can anyone tell me what sort of camera was used?

    • BlindSquirrel says:

      These are High Dynamic Range pictures. It can be done with Photoshop or in the camera with on-board processing Like my Cannon G-12.

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