Alphen aan den Rijn crane crash: clean-up begins

alphen aan den rijn crane bridgeThe clean-up of the crane crash site in Alphen aan den Rijn began on Thursday morning.

Two salvage companies are moving equipment into the damaged area of the town ahead of the lifting of the fallen cranes and bridge section, which is expected to begin next week.

The accident happened on August 3 during extensive renovation of the Juliana bridge in the town. Two cranes which were lifting part of the new bridge into position toppled over, destroying or damaging around 50 properties. No one was hurt.

Mayor Liesbeth Spies said she holds the contractors Mourik and BSB Staalbouw responsible for the accident.

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