Catastrophic Highway Bridge Connected to the Residential Buildings In Egypt

Where to start? Location: Cairo, Egypt. Object: Teraet Al-Zomor Bridge – highway. Cost around 5 billion Egyptian pounds, or almost 317 million US dollars. Explanation? Those residential buildings that are literally touching or being 50cm away from the bridge were built illegally and are meant to be demolished the moment the bridge is finished. Residents will be granted 250 million Egyptian pounds as compensation. Plot twist? Many objected, saying the permit was acquired back in 2008 making these buildings legal. If it stays like this, and at the moment as well, there are obviously a ton of problems. Lower floors are completely in the dark. Touching balconies are in danger physically. People’s privacy violated. Many will try to take walking shortcuts across the highway. Pollution disaster when the traffic starts. The businesses under the highway are going to have problems continuing their work. Many bad things are coming, and the solution seems to be in the gray zone. What do you think of this weird legal/illegal battle?

Does Egypt seem to be having trouble at constructing highway bridges?

Photo credits: Mostnir Shady Ahmed

People could be hit by a truck just by looking through their balcony

Photo credits: Mostnir Shady Ahmed

These are residential buildings that are facing a ton of problems

Photo credits: El Soadaa Group

Idea is to demolish those buildings, giving residents money as compensation

Photo credits: El Soadaa Group

Some say the buildings are built illegally, but others object saying they’ve acquired a permit in 2008.

Photo credits: El Soadaa Group

You can already imagine people running across the highway bridge towards the next balcony.

Photo credits: El Soadaa Group

Pollution, privacy, danger, and the lower floors completely in dark… So many problems… It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

via [boredpanda]