Bridge collapse halts traffic on Trans-Siberia Railway

Bridge collapse halts traffic on Trans-Siberia Railway
In this photo provided by Amur's region Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, a truck is seen on a road bridge that collapsed on the Trans-Siberian Railway line, in Svobodny, Far Eastern Amur Region, about 5500 km (3417 miles) East from Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. According to the Emergency Ministry the driver suffered a broken leg and chest wounds. (Amur's region Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — A motorway bridge over the Trans-Siberian Railway has collapsed, injuring a truck driver and nearly missing a train that was passing underneath.

Russian officials said the driver of a truck who was crossing the bridge as it collapsed on Tuesday was hospitalized with injuries. They said the accident happened in the city of Svobodny in Russia's far-eastern Amur region, near the border with China.

The collapse halted traffic on a segment of the 7,000-kilometer-long (4,350-mile) Trans-Siberian Railway, the world's longest railroad line. The railway links Moscow with Vladivostok.

In this photo provided by Amur's region Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, a truck is seen on a road bridge that collapsed on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in Svobodny, Far Eastern Amur Region, about 5500 km (3417 miles) East from Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. According to the Emergency Ministry the driver suffered a broken leg and chest wounds. (Amur's region Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
In this photo provided by Amur's region Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, a truck is seen on a road bridge that collapsed on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in Svobodny, Far Eastern Amur Region, about 5500 km (3417 miles) East from Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. According to the Emergency Ministry the driver suffered a broken leg and chest wounds. (Amur's region Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP) (AP)
In this photo provided by Amur's region Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, a truck is seen on a road bridge that collapsed on the Trans-Siberian Railway line, in Svobodny, Far Eastern Amur Region, about 5500 km (3417 miles) East from Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. According to the Emergency Ministry the driver suffered a broken leg and chest wounds. (Amur's region Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
In this photo provided by Amur's region Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, a truck is seen on a road bridge that collapsed on the Trans-Siberian Railway line, in Svobodny, Far Eastern Amur Region, about 5500 km (3417 miles) East from Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. According to the Emergency Ministry the driver suffered a broken leg and chest wounds. (Amur's region Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP) (AP)