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It's not clear from the picture, but the article says

> Explosions sever the suspension cables and the road decks all at once

If the cables weren't severed, then it sounds reasonable to me that the rest of the bridge would stay up, although the outer parts would probably droop slightly as the cable in the middle lost some weight.

But if the explosions did actually sever the cables, then the article makes it pretty clear that the whole thing should have collapsed.




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