Bridge in crane accident set to reopen in Alphen aan den Rijn

Julianabrug crane collapse
Two cranes toppled onto several buildings in Alphen aan den Rijn during work on the Juliana Bridge there. Aug. 3, 2015 (photo: Syp74 / Twitter). Two cranes toppled onto several buildings in Alphen aan den Rijn during work on the Juliana Bridge there. Aug. 3, 2015 (photo: Syp74 / Twitter)

The Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn is set to open for traffic on Monday afternoon - almost a year since a left a circle of destruction around the bridge, RTL Nieuws reports.

On August 3rd last year, two cranes trying to place a deck on the bridge collapsed, sending the bridge piece crashing into a block of houses. 18 houses were declared uninhabitable because of the damage. Luckily no one was injured or killed.

Last month a was made to place the bridge,

The bridge will open late this afternoon. The municipality decided against celebrating the occasion. A number of local residents therefore decided to take matters into their own hands and organize an opening party for July 2nd, according to RTL.

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