Falling crane causes traffic chaos

24th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 October 2007, BRUSSELS – A 60-metre high crane has been in danger of falling onto the intersection of the Louizalaan and Vleurgatsesteenweg in Brussels since this morning as a result of ground subsidence caused by a water leak. The Louizalaan, the tunnels and the Vleurgatsesteenweg have consequently been closed off to traffic.

24 October 2007

BRUSSELS – A 60-metre high crane has been in danger of falling onto the intersection of the Louizalaan and Vleurgatsesteenweg in Brussels since this morning as a result of ground subsidence caused by a water leak. The Louizalaan, the tunnels and the Vleurgatsesteenweg have consequently been closed off to traffic. 

The disassembly of the crane will most likely take until midday. The Sarens company has arrived on site with heavy equipment to undertake the job.

Parts of the crane will need to be hoisted over the Louizalaan as the structure is taken down. Traffic will not be allowed in the neighbourhood today.

Brussels transport company MIVB reports that tram line 94 has been disrupted between the Stefaniaplein and the Legrandlaan. Buses have been deployed for this segment of the route. A spokesperson for the MIVB says the situation is expected to continue for several hours.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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