Tanker Truck vs Bridge – $358 Million

After Titanic next in our countdown for the World’s Most Expensive Accident in History comes

#9 Most Expensive Accident in History

On August 26, 2004, a car collided with a tanker truck containing 32,000 liters of fuel on the Wiehltal Bridge in Germany . The tanker crashed through the guardrail and fell 90 feet off the A4 Autobahn resulting in a huge explosion and fire which destroyed the load-bearing ability of the bridge. Temporary repairs cost $40 million and the cost to replace the bridge is estimated at $318 Million.

Tanker Truck vs Bridge

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