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Seven hundred bridges ‘at risk of collapse’ in Egypt

Bridge over the river Nile.
Bridge over the river Nile. Image by David Berkowitz / CC BY 2.0

A huge proportion of Egypt’s bridges are at risk of collapsing, according to the General Authority for Roads Bridges and Land Transport’s president. Saad El-Goyushi said that as many as 700 of the Egypt’s 1706 bridges have not been maintained properly across the country. He also said that 75 percent of roads in Egypt are in urgent need of work. Egypt has recently had a series of fatal traffic accidents that have  highlighted the major problems with the country’s transport infrastructure. Read more: albawaba.com