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ARGENTINA | 13-03-2018 15:18

Perito Moreno ice bridge collapses – but no-one was there to witness it

Ice bridges collapses – but in the dead of night, thwarting the thousands of tourists who had hoped to watch the spectacle.

An ice bridge that was part of the Perito Moreno glacier has collapsed – but in the dead of night, thwarting thousands of tourists who had hoped to watch the spectacle.

The natural arch in the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia came crashing down overnight on Sunday during a storm while the park was closed, park authorities said yesterday.

An arch forms regularly in the glacier, a UNESCO world heritage site, as the water flow from a canal eats away at the ice.,For the first time in 16 years, the bridge fell in 2004 and since then it has come down every four years of so.

"It is always spectacular. The thing is, this time more water accumulated than in the last three or four times," Luciano Bernacchi, director of an ice museum called Glaciarium, told the TN television.

 

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