Wadi el Kuf Bridge
|Wadi el Kuf Bridge|
جسر وادي الكوف
Jisr Wadi Al Kuf
|Total length||477 m|
|Longest span||282 m|
|Clearance above||172 m|
It was designed by Italian civil engineer Riccardo Morandi. Construction of the bridge began in 1965 and the bridge was opened in 1972. The bridge crosses the Kouf Valley.It is about 282 meters long, and 160 meters in height at a cost of $5.3 million US.
On 26 October 2017 the Security Directorate of the Green Mountain region in east Libya called on the security services to close down Wadi el Kuf Bridge, following recent inspections that identified potential fractures in the bridge.
A similar bridge, designed by Morandi in Genoa and called Ponte Morandi, also presented problems and one of its towers collapsed on 14 August 2018 with the result of 43 people killed.
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