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Tofu Doesn’t Crack: Authorities Say Crumbling Railway Bridge Is A-OK

Bridges fall down in China way more than they probably should. Perhaps it’s partially because the proper authorities say that railway bridges with cracks riddling their foundations are completely safe. Watch this video of a guy ripping pieces off a railway bridge in Shenzhen with his bare hands.

Bridges fall down in China way more than they probably should. Perhaps it’s partially because the proper authorities say that railway bridges with cracks riddling their foundations are completely safe — or at least that is the case for one in Shenzhen. I don’t know, maybe it is safe, I’m no civil engineer, but what I do know is that dudes probably shouldn’t be able to rip chucks off a high-speed railway bridge with their bare fingers:

Really though, what’s the chances of a bridge collapsing when you’re traveling over it at 200+ km/hr? What’s the chances that some dude should be able to rip pieces off of it with his hands? Hmmm . . .

If this video has made you start wondering about other Chinese bridge disasters, check out this report that we published last year:

Another Bridge collapses in China.

Filed under: China, Construction, Travel Guide

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3545 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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