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Skeidara Bridge Monument & Vatnajökull - Iceland | by Toine B.
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Skeidara Bridge Monument & Vatnajökull - Iceland

"In 1996, the volcano Vatnajökull, which sat beneath Skeiðarárjökull, erupted, melting portions of glacier and creating massive floods. While the girder bridge was built to withstand a hefty amount of flood waters, there was no preparing for the house-sized icebergs that the floods washed down the plain. A number of these glacial shards crashed into the bridge, wiping it out and creating a gap in the main ring road around Iceland." Atlas Obscura

 

Iceland © Antoine Bibal - September 2017

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Taken on September 1, 2017