Foundations of historic bridge restored


The restoration of a historic 19th century single-arch stone bridge in Arta, northwestern Greece, that collapsed in flooding in February 2015, is progressing apace after the foundations were completed on Tuesday.

The 5.5-million-euro restoration of the Plaka Bridge, which spans the Arachthos River and was a feat of engineering at the time of its construction, is expected to pick up now that this crucial initial phase has been completed, and authorities expect to reopen it to the public in spring.