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Lisbon’s April 25th bridge has serious structural decay

BridgeDetailLisbon’s April 25th bridge is in need of some serious repair work, with many newspapers claiming the structure is unsafe and that trains and HGVs should be banned.

Whether or not repair is necessary to prevent the bridge collapsing, what is clear is that the €40 million a year toll income collected from drivers will continue to be kept by Lusoponte rather than a cent of it used on structural repairs.

The concession holder has not paid anything towards maintenance since 2001, before which the company chipped in €2.25 million-a-year towards structural repairs.