In Belgium demolished medieval bridge to improve the navigation of


                                В Бельгии снесут средневековый мост для улучшения судоходства

The decision of the city authorities threatened international scandal.

In the Belgian city of Tournai will carry the bridge over the river Scheldt, which was built in the XIII century. Their solution to local authorities explained the relief passage.

Starting in 2015 power Tour has developed a plan for the development of the river Scheldt and its banks. Voting on January 28 at the extension of piers municipality ratified the destruction of one of the masterpieces of the city, “bridge of holes”, Dating from the XIII century.

It is planned to be replaced with a modern design that allows you to pass large vessels. This expansion project meets the needs of the canal Seine-Nord, connecting the port of Le Havre with the Benelux countries. The work, funded by the Walloon region and the European Union will start within a year.

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Belgium (Kingdom of Belgium) is a country in Western Europe.


                                В Бельгии снесут средневековый мост для улучшения судоходства

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                                В Бельгии снесут средневековый мост для улучшения судоходства

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                                В Бельгии снесут средневековый мост для улучшения судоходства

The Capital – Brussels

Biggest cities: Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liege, Charleroi, Bruges

Form of government – a Federal government that is constitutional monarchy

The area is 30,528 km 2 (139th in the world)

Population – 11.2 million people (77th in the world)

Official languages – Dutch, French, German

Religion – Catholicism

HDI – 0,890 (21st in the world)

GDP – $billion 531,5 (25th in the world)

Currency – Euro

Borders with: the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France

The three arches of the bridge is planned to replace high, “fishnet” structure, which the city has been dubbed the “McDonald’s arch” (below in the photo — project).


                                В Бельгии снесут средневековый мост для улучшения судоходства

Cultural Association Tour demand to cancel the decision of the city Council. In addition, activists organized the collection of signatures for the preservation of the bridge under the appropriate online petition is already more than 10 thousand signatures.

In addition, the conflict has reached the international level. The bridge Tour is one of the only three surviving in the world of bridges, monuments, military fortifications. Together with the Notre-Dame Cathedral and bell tower of this bridge is one of the symbols of the Tour, this ensemble included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Because of the decision of the local authorities the status of the city can lose.

As reported by “Around the world. Ukraine” in new York city blew up the old bridge across the Hudson.

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