A ministry source said, “A plan that is executed by the roads general administration was set to replace the floating bridges in the country provinces in three stages. The first stage has included 4 locations, which a part of them has been executed. These are Al Mesh’khab Bridge in Najaf, Al Salaheya Bridge in Al Diwania. Those under construction are: Al Fadhlia bridge and Al Bat’haa Bridge in Thi Qar. The second stage includes 7 locations. Al Thawra Bridge in Al Diwania has been executed. As for Al Sendia Bridge in Diala and Om Shawareef in Al Diwania, they are under construction. There are bridges that are hoped to be financed by the World Bank loan, to be executed. These include Al Majd and Al Daraji bridges in Al Motanna, Al Ibrahemia Bridge in Babel and Al Rommana in Al Anbar. As for the third stage, it includes three locations, which are Al saqlawia and Al Be’iji bridges in Salah Eddin and Ghalyoun in Thi Qar. Works to execute them would start in the coming two months.
On the other hand, the source said, “Works are finished in the reconstruction of the suspended 14th of July Bridge, the re-operation of Al Kifl Bridge in Babel and the reconstruction of the lower bridge of the lane going from Baghdad to Al Diwania, through highway No.1, in addition to the reconstruction of the return lane from Al Hella to Baghdad on the same highway. Iraqi cadres were only used (100%). (Source)Baghdad – Mohamed Sa’eed Mustafa