More than 800 French bridges 'risk collapse' if not repaired


A report commissioned by the French transport ministry in July, before this month's collapse of a motorway bridge above the Italian port of Genoa which left at least 43 people dead, found that around 840 bridges in France were at risk of collapse unless repair work was soon carried out, French media have revealed. 

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More than 800 road bridges in France are at risk of collapsing within a few years, according to a survey carried out for the transport ministry that has raised alarm following the Genoa tragedy, reports The Telegraph.