Buses replace Rīga's tram No. 11 as traffic limited on unstable bridge

In a continuation of Rīga's recent traffic woes, tram traffic has been closed off since the weekend on the bridge connecting the Brasa residential neighborhood to the neighborhoods of Mežaparks and Čiekurkalns.

Due to concerns about the bridge's stability, buses are now serving the route. That is why there's an unfamiliar sight in Rīga with Czech trams on Kr. Barona Street partially replaced by vehicular public transportation.

The Rīga City Council and Latvian Railways have now launched talks on a possibility to build a temporary railway crossing under the Brasas Bridge, acting Rīga mayor Oļegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) told LETA May 21.

The temporary crossing could be used until the renovation of the bridge is completed in 2020.

As recently reported, the Deglava bridge connecting the Pļavnieki working-class neighborhood and central Rīga was closed off to traffic for a couple of weeks after concerns arose about its stability.

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