This file picture shows motorists driving around the Jal al-Dib bridge, east of Beirut, ahead of its dismantling. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The two bridges planned to replace the crumbling Jal al-Dib bridge should be connected, a group of citizens following up on the issue said Wednesday, arguing the current plan would actually exacerbate traffic rather than alleviate it.Yachoui explained that according to the Cabinet decision, one of the bridges would be built at the edge of Zalka, one minute away by car from a U bridge in Nahr al-Mott.The second bridge would be built in Antelias, less than a minute by car from a road leading to the Antelias Bridge, which goes to the capital. The group complained in a statement issued after a meeting that according to plans, the two bridges would be too far from Jal al-Dib's main intersection.
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