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Video shows moment when steel truss bridge near Canso, N.S., collapsed

Steel bridge near Canso, N.S., collapses
One person was taken to hospital for observation after the Tittle Bridge near Canso, N.S., collapsed on Tuesday. Crews were attempting to move equipment across the bridge when it collapsed. Video was filmed and submitted to Global News by a viewer who wishes to remain anonymous.

Video submitted to Global News show the moment that a bridge near Canso, N.S., collapsed into a river.

Tittle Bridge in Guysborough County collapsed on Tuesday cutting off road access to Durrell’s Island.

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Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) said in a press release that Alva Construction was recently awarded a tender to replace the steel truss bridge this summer and contractors were moving equipment when it collapsed

Person taken to hospital after bridge near Canso, N.S. collapsed
Person taken to hospital after bridge near Canso, N.S. collapsed

Video submitted to Global News shows a large truck attempting to cross Tittle Bridge.

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A worker in an orange safety vest appears to be guiding the truck across.

The collapsed Tittle Bridge near Canso, N.S., on July 7, 2020.
The collapsed Tittle Bridge near Canso, N.S., on July 7, 2020. HO - Nova Scotia Department of Transportation of Infrastructure and Renewal

The worker clears the edge of the structure only moments before it collapses, plunging the truck and scraps of metal into the water.

TIR says that one worker was taken to hospital for observation.

The bridge served as the link between mainland Nova Scotia and Durrell’s Island.

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The province says that the local fire department is providing residents assistance on an emergency basis as TIR works to re-establish “permanent access to the island.”

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The cause of the collapse has not been determined and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been notified of the incident.