ArcelorMittal-Liberia has notified the public that a section of the Duo rail bridge was severely damaged while equipment for the Phase II Project was being transported from Buchanan to Tokadeh.
The equipment on a flatcar behind the locomotive appears to have shifted and caught on the bridge truss as the train was moving north Saturday afternoon. The Duo Bridge spans the St. John River separating Nimba and Bong counties. Circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation.
There were no injuries or casualties to the train crew or members of the public. The adjoining vehicle and pedestrian bridge is closed for now, for public safety reasons.
The Ministry of Public Works and authorities of Bong, Nimba, and Grand Bassa Counties have been notified, as engineers, safety and security officers from ArcelorMittal-Liberia have been deployed to the scene to assess necessary repairs.
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 17 countries. In 2020, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $53.3 billion and crude steel production of 71.5 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 58.0 million metric tonnes.
Our goal is to help build a better world with smarter steels. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable; steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructures that will support societies as they transform through this century.
With steel at our core, our inventive people, and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).