North Korea’s broken bridges: Photos show typhoon and flood wreckage nationwide
Recent storms cut off dozens of bridges, including those that serve as key transport links in major DPRK cities
North Korea’s outdated infrastructure suffered severe damages during a series of heavy storms and typhoons in the last two months, leading to large road and rail bridges breaking in several large cities.
The wind and rain severed sections and collapsed supports on some larger bridges, and completely washed away smaller bridges, according to satellite imagery and photos from on the ground.
North Korean state media has been somewhat open about the damages, at times describing ongoing repairs to areas like the main bridge in Chongjin, the country’s third-largest city.
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