Watch This Suspension Bridge Get Washed Away in Heavy Flooding
While dramatic, flooding is a relatively uncommon cause of bridge collapse. The last major bridge collapse due to flooding was the Veligonda Railway Bridge in near Hyderabad, India, in which a small section of rail bridge was washed away by flash flooding due to a burst irrigation tank after weeks of heavy rainfall. A train full of people travelling for Diwali crossed the bridge shortly after, sending the train into the river, ultimately killing 114.Luckily in this case, no one appears to have been using the bridge when it collapses. Still, the country continues to suffer from non-stop rain and flooding—current estimates say the monsoon rains have killed at least 54 people.