Truck is too heavy for a bridge – level 2
A truck drove onto a bridge in China but the truck was just too heavy for the bridge. The small concrete bridge collapsed under the truck’s weight. The driver of the truck said that he took a wrong turn in the dark.
The bridge connects a village with nearby towns, so the villagers must take long detours to cross the river. The accident also damaged the water pipe, which ran under the bridge.
Difficult words: concrete (a hard, grey building material), collapse (to fall down), detour (another way).
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