Bridge collapse blocks Brussels-Scheldt canal traffic

View of a Humbeek lift bridge, which was damaged when lowered onto a barge, blocking Brussels-Scheldt canal traffic, in Humbeek near Brussels, Belgium, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

GRIMBERGEN, Belgium (Reuters) – All traffic on Belgium’s Brussels-Willebroek Canal, a freight link between the capital and the Scheldt estuary around Antwerp, was halted on Thursday until at least early Saturday and probably longer after a bridge accident. Officials were still assessing the damage to the Humbeek Bridge, which lifts on cables to let ships […]

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