Stealing a bridge

This is one of the headlines in this week's Economist:
Two men were arrested in China for stealing a bridge near Shanghai. The men broke it up into blocks and lifted it away with cranes before transporting it on a lorry to sell as building stone. The bridge was built over a century ago.
Wow that's interesting, let's go find some details online and blog about it these crazy Chinese guys? Well actually, as it happens to be, bridge theft is a new fad with a 4 occurrences in just the past season.

2011-11-07 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, $100,000, 50'x20'
    Lawrence County steel bridge stolen

2007-12-29 Khabarovsk, Russia, 38'


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