According to the Zvezda TV channel, the beam of the bridge broke in half and collapsed on the roadway and the crane. The crane driver was not in the cab at the time.
“The beam had already been installed, then the crane operator allegedly left for cigarettes, there was a bang, and it broke in half, collapsing on a construction crane,” Zvezda reports .
According to the source of the TV channel, according to the preliminary version, the cause of the collapse was the rupture of strands of prestressing reinforcement. The weight of the collapsed structure is 60 tons.
At the moment, work is underway to clear the site, to which city services have joined. The reasons and circumstances of the incident are being investigated. In the near future, an examination of the materials from which the bridge was built will be carried out.