A monumental engineering achievement in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo!
Apparently no one told them that was a load bearing ribbon.
The whole thing gets funnier the more you watch it. The “bridge” crosses what appears to be a shallow ditch and is made from PVC pipe and who knows what else. Clearly it wasn’t meant to hold dozens of people, in fact it doesn’t look safe for a single person to cross at a time. Yet they were so proud of this feat of engineering that they had not just a ribbon cutting but if you look at the video there is a guy in uniform wearing sunglasses with a bottle of champaign to christen the bridge. Battleships are launched with less pageantry than this bridge. I think the one half of the bridge is maybe the bed of a truck covered with tin, which looks to weigh a lot more than the other half that might be a wall segment from a cargo container?
On the other hand, there is a 15 year old Amish boy living down the road from me, I could give him and his little brother $500 cash and they could build me a bridge of similar size that would last 50 years.
Laughs aside, this is what you get when Africans are running the show. That collapsed bridge is a metaphor for life in America soon, from medicine to roads to water and sanitation. Yet another glimpse into what life will be like for your children and grandchildren.