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Authorities Find Clues To Bridge Disappearance

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Authorities Find Clues To Bridge Disappearance

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Authorities Find Clues To Bridge Disappearance

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In Russia, a culprit trying to make a quick buck made off with a small metal bridge. After dragging it home with his tractor, he cut it up with a welding torch. Police followed the trail he left behind.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene with a story that perfectly fits the headline: only in Russia.

A 23-year-old in the north of that country was looking to find some scrap metal. You know, to make an extra buck. So he stole a small metal bridge which he took home and cut up with a welding torch. Authorities looking for the culprit and the missing pedestrian bridge didn't have to search very hard. He had dragged the bridge with his tractor, leaving a trail all the way to his house.

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