Work Starts on Oldest Bridge in Hindiya

Maintenance work has begun on Karbala’s oldest bridge, which was built during the royal era, the head of the city’s provincial council said on Tuesday.

“On Tuesday, technical teams and engineers from a local company started maintenance work on the old Tuweireg Bridge in al-Hindiya district (20 km east of Karbala),” Mohammed Hameed al-Moussawi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

The bridge is important as it links Karbala to the southern provinces, Moussawi noted.

“It has been the only outlet to the city throughout the past decades,” he added.

The total cost of the project, which is expected to be completed within three months, is 220 million Iraqi dinars, according to Moussawi.

The bridge was established during the British occupation in 1955.

(Aswat Al Iraq)

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