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Thursday, 9 January 2014

image for Curse of General Pinochet strikes again as traffic decks in new $30m state-of-the-art drawbridge are fitted upside down
From this angle the scale of the disaster is horribly clear

Santiago - An ancient hex on the fetid Chilean generalissimo has struck once again with locals branding the construction of a commemorative drawbridge named after Augusto Pinochet 'one almighty f**k-up'.

The $30million Riggs Bank/ General Pinochet Memorial Cau Cau bridge connecting the southern Chilean coastal City of Valdivia with nearby Teja Island has hit the buffers after engineers finally noticed that some of the traffic decks had been fitted upside down.

A fleet of 100 heavy duty trucks had been lined up for a test run over the new crossing when construction staff suddenly twigged to a dead albatross suddenly dropping onto the newly constructed erection.

Closer inspection then confirmed architects' worst fears that a team of partially sighted traffic deck layers must have screwed up horribly in the state-of-the-art bridge, touted as one of Chile's modern Seven Wonders of the World.

"Heads will roll over this moronic disaster," a spokesperson for Chilean President Pinera said.

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