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Among these structures, reinforced concrete bridges, mainly built in the fifties and sixties, are the most vulnerable, say many experts, who are alarmed by a lack of maintenance.
The news of France’s own unsound bridges comes just two days after the collapse of the viaduct in Genoa that cost the lives of 39 people.
There is a lack of maintenance affecting most of France’s 200,000 bridges, according to Christian Tridon, the president of the National Union of Specialists in Repair and Structural Reinforcement (Strres).
“One bridge a day falls out of the list of buildings considered to be in good condition,” he told Le Figaro.
However, the most important and most frequented are very well monitored, including the Millau viaduct – the tallest bridge in the world, the Normandy bridge and the three-kilometre bridge to the Ile de Ré.
Despite a 46% drop in turnover for the 2020/21 financial year, SBM Monte-Carlo has revealed an exciting new expansion plan for the famed Café de Paris in the Casino Square.
The Yacht Club was the final scene in a series of exclusive events last week that featured two NASA astronauts and showcased the world’s first commercial space station.
Leclerc had a rollercoaster race at the Russian GP, with pole position near the back end of beyond, treacherous rains, and an inability to change tyres during an early pit stop.
Monaco overcame an early setback against the newly-promoted Clermont Foot to secure a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.