Cars blown off bridge

Cars Blown Off Bridge: Louisiana Winds Cause Train Cars To Blow Off Bridge [Video]

Train cars were blown off a bridge in Louisiana, and the video footage is pretty crazy. According to Bing, someone took what appears to be a cell phone video during a severe thunderstorm, and while things look pretty bad at the beginning, they get much worse a few seconds later. You can see a train slowly passing on a high bridge, but all of the sudden, the train cars blow off the side, and fall to the ground.

According to the Huffington Post, the train fell in Clearview Parkway in Elmwood, about 10 miles from New Orleans. Despite the intensity of the crashing cars, and the incredibly bad weather, no injuries were reported in the area.

“A lot of storms came through really fast, upwards of 50 to 60 miles per hour and strong, straight-line winds upwards of 70 miles per hour within those storms,” said meteorologist Michael Hill.

The train cars that were blown off the bridge were lumps of mangled metal, laying in the grass below the tracks.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Union Pacific train was traveling four miles per hour when it was crossing the bridge.

“The Huey P. Long Bridge is the longest and highest steel railroad bridge in the United States.”

[Photo via YouTube]

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