(BBC) -- A criminal case has been launched in Russia's Arctic region of Murmansk after suspected metal thieves made off with a railway bridge.
Local prosecutors say the unknown perpetrators removed a metal structure 23m long and weighing 56 tonnes from the bridge - its main central span.
The disused bridge is located in a remote forest near the abandoned settlement of Oktyabrskaya, around 170km (100 miles) south of the regional capital, Murmansk.
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Luckily, the bridge was disused and the tracks lifted long ago, according to state newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta.