Mihajlovic ordered emergency inspection of the bridges
Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic has ordered emergency inspection of all bridges in Serbia longer than 100 meters.
This announcement comes after a tragic accident in Genoa, where number of casualties in collapse of a viaduct increased to 37.
Emergency inspection will be carried out by a team comprised of experts from the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and road and railway transport enterprises.
The subject of control and testing will be bridges on roads and railways that were built decades ago, and which were rehabilitated and reconstructed in the meantime.
“The objective of an emergency inspection will be to control both the necessary documentation and construction of bridges,” the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure has announced.
It is also added that the public enterprises “Infrаstrukturа Zeleznice Srbije” and “Putevi Srbije”, in accordance with the law and their jurisdictions, conduct regular controls of all bridges on railways, highways and regional roads.