The Security Directorate of the Green Mountain region in east Libya called on Wednesday on the security services to close down Wadi el Kuf Bridge, 20 kilometers west of Al-Bayda city, following recent inspections that identified potential fractures in the bridge.

In a letter, the Directorate called on the Military Police of the region to prohibit vehicles of all kinds from crossing the bridge for safety matters.

According to sources, this decision came in accordance with the instructions of the east-based Interim Government in Al-Bayda city.

Wadi el Kuf Bridge is the second highest bridge in Africa. It was built between 1965-1972 by the Italian architect Riccardo Morandi. It is about 282 meters long, and 160 meters in height at a cost of five million three hundred thousand dollars.


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