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New Zealand bridge washed away in heavy storm

Dramatic footage has emerged of a traffic bridge being completely washed away as a heavy storm batters New Zealand's west coast.

The bridge in the Franz Josef township on the South Island is seen slowly breaking apart, spilling concrete into the swelling Waiho river.

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  • 26 Mar 2019