Korean Bridge To Be Rebuilt

Korean Bridge To Be Rebuilt

As Yerevan mayor's office informed, 50 years old “Korean” bridge will open new opportunities for the capital after its reconstruction. The bridge directly connects Davtashen and Kanaker-Zeytun districts of Yerevan and additionally provides an opportunity to travel to Kotayk and Aragatsotn regions bypassing Yerevan.

This program is for unloading the traffic of the capital.”We will be able to drive directly to Tbilisyan Highway, without entering the city, which will reduce the traffic load. Anyway, we cannot repair solely the bridge and solve this issue, the road also should be rebuild. Now drivers rarely use this route because of its deplorable state....”, mentioned the first deputy mayor Hrachya Sargsyan.

Originally it was planned to strengthen the bridge and build a new road, however, the study showed that the foundation of the bridge was in disrepair, so it was decided to build a new one. The director of the factory of reinforced concrete bridge structures Minas Minasyan explained, “In fact, we must demolish an old bridge and build a new one. Existing is only 4 m long, but the new one will be 8 m, and it will have pedestrian walks from the both sides”. The work is expected to be completed this fall.