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Bridge Failure Database

Walouru Bridge

Year 1953
Type Rail
Country New Zealand (2)
Cause Natural hazard (Flooding)
Details Volcano eruption destroys dam, flooding destroys bridge with train on it
Fatalities 150
Injuries 0
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1941-1990
Continent Australia
Reference http://www.brueckenweb.de/Themen/katastrophen/katastrophen.php

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