I’ve been going to Kobbayat for the previous 10 years or so and each time, I hear about a brand new bridge being constructed to attach Tripoli to Baddawi instantly. The bridge is aimed to cut back site visitors inside Tripoli and for these heading South of Tripoli in direction of Baddaw/Akkar/Dounieh.
Final week, the primary a part of the bridge was lastly open throughout an official ceremony and God is aware of the place the remaining components of the bridge shall be full. Development begun in 2008.
It’s value noting that in the course of the previous 14 years, again when the bridge’s plan was accepted, Lebanon witnessed:
– 5 completely different governments.
– 5 completely different municipalities in Tripoli.
– Two (unlawful) extensions to the Parliament’s time period.
– 5 completely different Ministers of public work together with one from Tripoli.
– Two Lebanese Presidents.
Tripoli24 was additionally poking enjoyable at the truth that the Suez Canal solely took 10 years to construct.