Part of the bridge on Nemiga collapsed in Minsk

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At 3 a.m. on January 8, part of the overpass over Nemiga Street collapsed in the center of Minsk. No one was injured. According to readers of Motolko.help, at about 02:30, a piece fell off the bridge, after which the pedestrian part of the overpass collapsed on the roadway of Nemiga Street.

It is reported that the employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations arrived at the site to eliminate the consequences at 4 a.m. and began to dismantle the rubble. The Minsk City Executive Committee said that the preliminary version of the bridge’s collapse is “fatigue of structures (due to the operation of the metro and increased load due to temperature spikes).”

In addition, the reason could also be the excessive use of reagents, which, in addition to destroying ice, also gradually corrode iron and steel rods in reinforced concrete. In turn, this leads to the fact that the concrete breaks off and the floors do not withstand the load.

According to Alexander Dorokhovich, the Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, work on the bridge across Nemiga Street will be carried out around the clock. During the day, they are going to complete the dismantling of the collapsed structures, and in a week, they plan to dismantle the entire overpass. “The construction of a new one will be started promptly, but the work will take several months. They will be conducted around the clock”,–  Dorokhovich said.

It is noteworthy that the last time the bridge was overhauled was in 2017, and then $1,5 million was spent on it.

How was traffic restricted and how will the public transport pass?

Due to the bridge’s collapse, traffic in the center of Minsk is temporarily limited. At the moment, the traffic of all types of transport is closed on Bagdanovicha Street (from Yanka Kupala Street to Pobediteley Avenue), Nemiga Street (from Gorodskoy Val Street to Pobediteley Avenue), Lenina Street (from Internatsionalnaya Street to Nemiga Street), Pobediteley Avenue (from Melnikaite Street to Nemiga Street).

Part of the bridge on Nemiga collapsed in Minsk

Traffic restrictions in the center of Minsk / Yandex Maps

In addition, according to Minsktrans, the traffic patterns of buses and trolleybuses are changing due to the elimination of the consequences of the collapse. How public transport will pass:

  • Bus №57 – Kupala Street, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Gorodskoy Val Street, Nemiga Street and further along the route in both directions;
  • Buses №1, №69, №119c — Nezavisimosti Avenue, Gorodskoy Val Street, Romanovskaya Sloboda Street, Melnikaite Street, Pobediteley Avenue in both directions;
  • Bus №73 in the direction of DS Vesnyanka — along Nemiga Street, Romanovskaya Sloboda Street, Melnikaite Street;
  • Bus №24 — Kuibysheva Street, Kupala Street, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Gorodskoy Val Street, Nemiga Street in both directions;
  • Bus №38 — Bogdanovicha Street, Kupala Street, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Gorodskoy Val Street, Nemiga Street in both directions;
  • Bus №91 – Bogdanovicha Street, Kupala Street, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Gorodskoy Val Street, Romanovskaya Sloboda Street, Melnikaite Street, Pobediteley Avenue in both directions;
  • Bus №163 — in the direction of Sukharevo on Nemiga Street, Romanovskaya Sloboda, Melnikaite and further along the route;
  • Trolleybus №40 follows from the side of the South-West DS to Bogushevicha Square;
  • Trolleybus №53 follows from the green meadow side to Bangalor square, from Malinovka to Bogushevich square;
  • Trolleybuses №29 and №37 follow to the Karastoyanova DS;
  • Trolleybuses with increased autonomous travel on routes №40, 53 pass along Nemiga Street, Gorodskoy Val Street, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Kupala Street, and further along the route
  • Trolleybus №12 is canceled.

It is also reported that a temporary bus route 46T “Bangalor Square-Bogushevich Square” has been organized, following Bogdanovicha Street, Kupala Street, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Gorodskoy Val Street, Nemiga Street.

На русском языке: В Минске обвалилась часть моста на Немиге
На беларускай мове: У Мінску абвалілася частка моста на Нямізе

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