Prosecutor orders probe into stability of Servia bridge


A prosecutor in northern Greece ordered a preliminary investigation onto the stability and safety of the Servia High Bridge (also known as Lake Polyphytos Bridge) in western Macedonia, amid concerns over serious structural problems. 

The order came after technicians carrying out restoration work on the bridge on September 2022 found structural issues between the fifth and sixth piers on one side of the bridge and several cracks.

Since then, local authorities have imposed a speed limit of 40km/h and vehicles that are over 3.5 tonnes are not allowed to use the bridge.

The prosecutor asked the Kozani police department "to take measures to completely prohibit traffic on the bridge, if there is the slightest possibility of collapse."

The prosecutor wants the police to establish whether the bridge is safe even for vehicles under 3.5 tons, what actions have...

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