'Craters' Emerge in 'Romanian Section' of Danube Bridge with Bulgaria

Business | January 25, 2013, Friday // 16:19
Bulgaria: 'Craters' Emerge in 'Romanian Section' of Danube Bridge with Bulgaria A view of potholes on Danube Bridge between Bulgaria and Romania. Photo by BGNES

Huge potholes have appeared in the "Romanian section" of the so called "Danube Bridge" linking Bulgaria's Ruse and Romania's Giurgiu.

The Romanian state has applied for EU funding for a rehabilitation project but it has not been approved yet, the Ruse correspondent of the BGNES news agency reported Friday.

The report states that the "craters" in the Bulgarian-Romanian Danube Bridge "are forcing drivers to zig-zag", with entire sections of the bridge being "insurmountable" with broken auto parts piling on the side of the road. The situation is said to be really bad after rain or snow melting.

BGNES notes further that the Romanian authorities have already provided road rehabilitation equipment which is left near the bridge but cannot be used to fix the worst potholes because of the weather.

Romanian officials from the Danube Bridge border crossing point are quoted as saying that some parts of the bridge lack sufficient lights as a result of failures caused by moisture.

The Bulgarian section of the joint Danube bridge is said to be in a somewhat better condition attributed to its rehabilitation back in 2011; however, it is also reported to have started seeing potholes that are dangerous to the drivers.

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Tags: Romania, Giurgiu, Ruse, Danube Bridge, Potholes, rehabilitation
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