Road bridge over Corinth Canal to be reinforced

Road bridge over Corinth Canal to be reinforced

Landslides and a loosening of soil at the Corinth Canal in southern Greece are very likely to have affected the safety of the road bridge, according to experts, who say its bearings – the mechanisms that absorb the movements of the ground in case of an earthquake – must be replaced. An assessment will also be made to see if other reinforcing interventions are needed. Experts clarified the bridge is not in danger of collapsing, but in the worst-case scenario of a powerful earthquake it would be rendered useless, causing a significant problem in the connection between Central Greece and the Peloponnese. The isthmus bridge was built in 1997 and is 190 meters long.

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