Rebuilt Nanfangao Bridge opens after collapse in 2019Staff writer, with CNAThe rebuilt Nanfangao Bridge in Yilan County’s Suao Township (蘇澳) opened to traffic yesterday, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) telling a ceremony that she hopes the new bridge creates opportunities to revive the fishing town. The original bridge collapsed on Oct. 1, 2019, killing six workers from the Philippines and Indonesia who were on fishing vessels that were crushed by the falling structure. The rebuilt Nanfangao Bridge in Yilan County is pictured yesterday. Construction of the 796.53m Nanfangao Bridge began on July 16, 2020. Tsai said the bridge is expected to boost the local economy and tourism while improving traffic flow at the Nanfangao Fishing Port (南方澳漁港).
Source: Taipei Times December 18, 2022 16:54 UTC