Bridge collapse causes paralysis on Cairo-Alexandria road

Bridge collapse causes paralysis on Cairo-Alexandria road

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Thu, 21/03/2013 - 11:38

 

The dawn collapse of the Berket al-Sab al-Gadeed Bridge in Monufiya Thursday blocked traffic for tens of kilometers along the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road.
 
Security forces on the scene found a large portion of the bridge had collapsed, with the remaining structure also deemed unsafe. 
 
The General Authority for Roads and Bridges is set to prepare a detailed report on the roots of the collapse and a repair timeframe. 
 
The bridge was was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on 10 April 2007. Construction on the LE 42.2 million structure took two years. 
 
The Berket al-Sab bridge links commuters traveling between Cairo, Alexandria, Monufiya, Gharbiya and Beheira.
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm