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FALSE: This photo of an old school bus turned bridge in Zimbabwe is misleading | by PesaCheck | Jan, 2024


The picture was taken in the Georgian town of Akhalkalaki.

This post on X (formerly Twitter) with a photo, supposedly of an old school bus turned into a bridge in Zimbabwe, is FALSE.

The photo is of an old train wagon positioned across a river to supposedly serve as a bridge.

However, a reverse image search shows that the photo was captured in Georgia.

A blog post from December 2014 features several images of the wrecked train that was converted into a bridge. The user also posted a video on YouTube (here) showing the wrecked train wagon turned into a bridge in Akhalkalaki, Georgia.

PesaCheck searched for Akhalkalaki, Georgia, on Google Maps, and in the northern outskirts of the town, a key point on the map labelled ‘Wagon Bridge’ was identified.

There are several images of the Wagon Bridge on Google Maps Street View which are strikingly similar to the wrecked train bridge under review. The results also showed the same geological features.

A comparison between Google Street View and the photo used in the false post showing similarities in the terrain and the wreckage.

PesaCheck has looked into a post on X with a photo, supposedly of an old school bus turned into a bridge in Zimbabwe, and finds it to be FALSE.



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