Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bridge collapses in village close to Bulgarian capital Sofia‎

Sofia. A bridge in the village of Vladaya, which is located close to the Bulgarian capital Sofia, has partially collapsed, injuring no people, Bulgarian National Television reported.

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova visited the site. After last week’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake the bank of the local river fell and the recent heavy rain contributed to the collapse of the facility. By the end of the day the military will erect a temporary pontoon bridge. A landslide in the region has not been reinforced yet. Yordanka Fandakova said the municipality had a project to reconstruct the bridge.

The municipality of Sofia is working on two more bridges in the village which collapsed after a previous flood.

“We are ready with the project for a new bridge at this place, but the weather got ahead of us. Within 10 days the construction works will start and the bridge will be completed within two months at the longest,” said Yordanka Fandakova. Read More