About 4700 bridges in the Federal highway network, according to a media report, the ailing. Twelve percent to 39,600 buildings for which the Federal government is responsible, were assessed as “not adequate” or “inadequate”, wrote the “Augsburger Allgemeine” on Saturday, citing a report by the Federal transport Ministry to the Bundestag. These are only three percentage points less than in 2005.

at the Time, a large-scale refurbishment programme was launched after the upturned, massive defects. This is dissipated, it is obviously to a large extent. The Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU), according to the report, in a Letter to the transport Committee of the Bundestag, the defects on a growing load of the bridges on motorways and Federal roads.


“due to the rapid development of traffic in the past few decades, especially in freight transport, are exposed to many of the older bridges today, a more times the burden as in the planning and construction imaginable,” quoted the “Augsburger Allgemeine”, the CSU politician. It is, therefore, not only preservation, but also a training for the traffic growth in the future, so the Minister in his Letter.