The Walloon Region closed 3 bridges last night. One of them is in Pommeroeul, another in Hautrage and the last of Gouy-pedestrian. They will destroy it in the next few months.
There were three major bridges near Hainauten tonight: Bellevue Pommeroeul (2000 cars and 150 trucks per day), to Hautrage (8500 cars and 500 trucks) per day, and Gouy-lez-Piéton. They have returned to the 50s and their stability is threatened. "There are corrosive problems in the steel level that threaten stability. said Laurence Zanchetta, Spokesman of the Public Service of Wallonia. If the bridge collapses, it will be quite brutal without warning. So we understand that we have this kind of information.
Wallonia and Sofico public services have therefore accepted the precautionary principle. In Wallonia, bridges are regularly analyzed: "Every year, they are inspected several times when the problem arises, when they do not create a problem every three years, even though they are sick at night, Zanchetta continues. But it's true after the Genocide disaster (when the bridge fell in August, 43 people were killed and ed), we made a reflection on all our books. 5,000. I would like to reassure people: in the coming months, there are no other bridges at risk. "
These three bridges will be destroyed in the summer. Deviations have been set to ensure traffic.
The reconstruction is planned for the next three years.