Posted on September 9, 2022

Video Captures Footbridge in Congo Collapse During Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Katherine Donlevy, New York Post, September 8, 2022

A new footbridge in Congo collapsed Monday as officials were celebrating its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Footage of the scary moment, verified by Reuters, shows a handful of officials falling down with the shaky structure in Kinshasa’s Mont-Ngafula district as onlookers shout.


Both handrails broke off as the bridge cracked at its center, coming to a rest in the shallow stream a few feet below where it had been suspended just moments before.