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Despite safety nets: piece of concrete pours by roof of bus on The Line viaduct E17
Gent For the umpteenth time is a wreckage of the E17 motorway viaduct in Gentbrugge cases. This time the prize was a piece of concrete right through the skylight of a bus of The Line. “It is extremely dangerous to become even longer under that overpass, walking or cycling,” says sp.a-mp Joris Vandenbroucke.

The images were this morning. A lot of buses on The Line every night under the viaduct, parked. Over the past months there were numerous reports of debris that fell to the ground. Wherefore, the Agency for Roads and Traffic the bridge ‘aftikken’. There were even nets hung on the places with the greatest risk. But there remain but pieces fall of the fifty year old structure. the

“Such a skylight is a tough material, so it should be a substantial piece of concrete have been,” says Vandenbroucke, the photos spread via social media. The bus wanted to just the garage left when the wreckage by the roof fell. The driver did not get injured, and there were no other people on the bus. the

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Sylvie Syryn, spokeswoman for the Roads and Traffic Agency of East-Flanders, confirms the incident. An overhaul of the viaduct is from 2020 planned. A zone of 1.6 km will be thoroughly addressed. “Until then, we keep the viaduct very well in the holes to prevent situations like this morning happen,” says Syryn. “There are inspections held and earlier this month were in a risk zone all nets hung.” the

“What this morning happened, can for us, certainly not by the bracket”, according to Syryn. They ensure that very short-term measures will be taken. The Roads and Traffic Agency East-Flanders about that this afternoon along The Line, the city of Ghent and the police.

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