Monday, October 17, 2016

Deadly bridge collapse off Indonesia's Bali island

Learned this on BBC News. Lembongan is an island we can see from the beach here - 30 minute fast boat ride away. We go there now and then and we and our family guests have used that bridge - Katrinka's son Seth, mine Kelly and my sister Susan and niece Camille. We walked or rode on a motorbike in Kelly's case with his friend Mary - to go over to the little island of Cenagen. There are only a few little trucks on Lembongan used as taxis. It's one of our favorite places to go to get away. The BBC article says the water below isn't deep and that may be true but the current can be very strong there. It's considered dangerous to try to swim it and even to kayak across at the wrong time. Walking we had to press against the side to let motorbikes slowly pass. Never occurred to me it might not hold - but Katrinka says she wondered.

More at this Aussie site - with night photos of after the collapse

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