Prague may close several bridges for emergency repairs

A lightening inspection of Prague’s bridges, in the wake of the collapse of one of the city’s footbridges on Saturday, has revealed serious problems in other constructions as well.

Prague City Hall is considering closing down several more bridges for emergency repairs, among them the Radotin footbridge and Hlavkův Bridge.

According to the Prague councillor for transport Petr Dolínek trams may be banned from Hlavkův Bridge until its renovation has been completed. A decision is to be made in the coming weeks.

Dolínek rejected claims that Prague City Hall had neglected maintenance of the city’s bridges, saying Prague had invested 1.2 billion crowns into the maintenance of bridges between 2014 and 2017.