Danube Bridge Rehabilitation Delays Truck Traffic
Some 2,000 cars and nearly 600 trucks cross Danube Bridge in one direction daily
A queue of some 6 km formed by nearly 300 trucks has been formed in the vicinity of Danube Bridge border checkpoint on the road from the town of Marten to Rousse, drivers of heavy duty trucks waiting to cross the bridge told BTA Monday. The reason for the delay is the rehabilitation of the bridge on the Bulgarian side which began on June 30 and will continue until the end of August.
As the right lane of the bridge is being prepared to be covered with asphalt the vehicles are let to pass in stages from the Bulgarian and the Romanan side. When some 100 vehicles cross over in one direction the waiting ones on the other side are let through, the acting head of the border checkpoint Radostin Stoyanov said.
Some 2,000 cars and nearly 600 trucks cross Danube Bridge in one direction daily. Traffic is even more on weekends as many Romanians spend their leave in Bulgaria. By 2:00 p.m. on Monday 860 vehicles had crossed over to Romania and nearly 1,800 had entered Bulgaria.