In Veles, reconstruction has begun of the bridge “Gemidzii” that is a part of the main city’s thoroughfare.
The bridge is 172 meters long and 11.3 meters wide, while the carriageway is 7 meters wide. It was built back in 1960, and in the last 53 years, due to the dynamic loads, mechanical impacts, weather conditions, and inappropriately placed installations, it suffered visible damages to the concrete surfaces, the carriageway and the sidewalks.
“First, the asphalt layer on the carriageway and the sidewalks will be scraped, the carriageway will be repaired, drains will be replaced, hydro isolation will be installed, and expansion joints will be replaced. Then the bridge fence will be repaired, the damaged protective armature layer will be removed from the main beams, additional armature will be added, and repaired protective plaster layer will be placed. The activities will be finished with the strengthening of the end piers,” said Ljupco Georgievski, Director of the PE for State Roads.
“I believe that, considering how the bridge will be reconstructed, the citizens of Veles will have no problems whatsoever with the communication,” stated Slavco Cadiev, the Mayor of Veles Municipality. “This is one of the most expensive infrastructural projects that will be realized in Veles in this period, with funds of the Budget of the Republic of Macedonia, and in coordination with the local self-government”, stated Ilija Dimovski, Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia.
The reconstruction of the Bridge “Gemidzii”, which should be completed by the end of the year, will be a 33 million denars investment.