• Short Summary

    A railway viaduct at Tortona, on the Piacenza-Alessandria line, was destroyed recently when flood water, following heavy rain in northern Italy, raised the river Scrivia to danger level.

  • Description

    A railway viaduct at Tortona, on the Piacenza-Alessandria line, was destroyed recently when flood water, following heavy rain in northern Italy, raised the river Scrivia to danger level.

    Normally carrying very little water, the Scrivia poured down northward from the Ligurian Apennines in a raging torrent, boiling up against its banks and crushing bridges in its path.

    Five of the Tortona viaduct's seven arches crumbled under the pressure, leaving the rail tracks suspended in the air, strung without support from bank to bank. Only a few minutes earlier two trains had crossed the river at this point.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8RCIWQQORG6CDVP3RW93S54B7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RCIWQQORG6CDVP3RW93S54B7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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