- Nov 17, 2013
- Basic Beliefs
They didn’t inspect shit. They just weight tested it with a train.That's possible. The truck came from the Russian side of the bridge. Russian Ukraine sympathizers?Russia is saying that the explosion in Crimean bridge was caused by a truck bomb, and from the footage and damage it sounds plausible: the road bridge that collapsed was the epicenter, and apparently caused another portion of the bridge to fall as well, damaged the adjacent lane, and set the tanker train on fire. Presumably the explosion was intended to blow up the train, which would have caused even more damage to the railway bridge, but failed to do so. Possibly a suicide mission.
I think more likely someone managed to slip a charge into an ammo truck.
As I understand, the trains are already running again.If the fire softened the steel enough to deform it it could take a lot to put the rail back in operation.The railway connection is probably easy to repair, mostly just fire damage. The second lane of the road bridge might still work, but that depends on whether there was structural damage to that side that would prevent heavy traffic. And if it was a suicide truck, stopping any future attacks of that nature just requires better inspections at the checkpoints in Russian side, so there's no fear of repeat attacks like in Antonivskyi bridge in Kherson. The effect on Russian logistics is probably going to be short-lived, but the mental blow is still huge.