River Inguri washed away the bridge in Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, 2 october /Trend, E. Aliyev/
Flood on the river Inguri washed away the bridge Anaklia-Ganmukhri in Georgia. Authorities of the region call for local people to resist excitement, because to begin construction of a new bridge in a few days in this place.
As the spokesman for the governor of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Lali Gelenava said, the bridge had to be dismantled, related work was led.
"Part of the bridge was washed away as a result of heavy rain. This fact does not cause problems with local residents, as the bridge had to be dismantled the other day and theconstruction of the capital bridge begins," - said Lali Gelenava.
According to her, the construction of a new bridge arrive in Georgia from Italy the other day, reported "InterpressNews."
Wooden pedestrian bridge was designed and built in cooperation with the German engineers. At the opening ceremony of the bridge on August 22 the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Ramaz Nikolaishvili said that "it is unique, the largest pedestrian bridge in Europe." The bridge was to be presented at an international competition in New York in November, reports "Interfax".
As previously reported by the "Caucasian Knot", as a result of flooding in the Kakheti region of Georgia hundreds of houses were flooded, roads and bridges in some areas were washed away, population was evacuated because of the threat of collapse. According to preliminary data the damage from the flood will exceed 3 million lari (1.82 million dollars).