The Old Bridge in Bratislava will be closed to public transport vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Saturday, May 15, due to its poor technical condition. It was closed to private motor vehicles at the end of 2008, the SITA newswire wrote.
The chief executive of the Metro Bratislava company, Vladimír Kovalčík, told a press conference that the current state of the bridge, as revealed by recent checks, is alarming.
As a result of the decision, the capital’s inhabitants and visitors alike will lose a crucial transport artery across the Danube River, not to mention an important route for public transport. Bus lines 50, 78 and 95 and the night-bus lines N80 and N95 will now have to be re-routed.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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13. May 2010 at 14:00