A footbridge on the Labe River, near Nymburk has been pulled down for safety reasons. The footbridge was deemed dangerous both to pedestrians and boats passing under it and has been closed to traffic since June. The footbridge had the same construction as that which collapsed in Prague’s Troja district late last year.
The Labe is a busy waterway which connects the cities of Melnik, Nymburk and Kolin with Berlin and the Baltic Sea. There is no alternative waterway. Work on clearing up the debris of the demolished bridge is expected to last until August 12.