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Many bridges in Germany are ailing, blocking leaning on the nerves of motorists. At the beginning of December, in North Rhine-Westphalia, the valley bridge Mahrede on the A45 - an important North-South axis - had to be fully locked.

Die Autobahngesellschaft des Bundes will im kommenden Jahr insbesondere die Sanierung von Brücken in den Fokus rücken. © Soeren Stache / dpa central picture / dpa The federal welfare company wants to move the renovation of bridges in the focus in the coming year in particular.

In a control, damage to the steel construction were detected. The traffic is redirected to a long time. The result: overloaded routes and congestion. An emergency enhancement should ensure that at least the car traffic can run over the bridge. That takes months, a new building years.

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and the valley bridge Rahede is no case. At the beginning of November, the Motorway Salzbachtalbrücke of the Motorway 66 had to be blown up in Wiesbaden, planned is a new building. A railway line was locked monthly. And the Avoid Leverkusen Rheinbrücke has been locked for trucks over 3.5 tons for trucks since 2016, even here a new bridge is being built.

There is much to do

for the federal welfare company there is a lot to do. The Motorahn GmbH now wants to move the renovation of bridges in the focus in the coming year, as the chairman of the management Stephan Krenz announced opposite the German Press Agency: "We must double the number of annually renewing bridges from 200 to 400." The preservation, renovation and renewal of the motorway bridges should be driven forward throughout the network.

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About half of the 28,000 highway bridges in Germany were built according to the Motorway GmbH between the 1960s and 1980s. These achieved the end of their lifespan in the coming years. At the same time, the traffic on the highways had almost doubled since the beginning of the 1980s. Above all, the share of heavy duty transport and large-scale and heavy duty transport has increased significantly.

According to the Federal Ministry of Transport, the investments have been increased in the preservation of the federal televisions - in route and bridging in the past five years, as in September in a response of the Federal Government to a request of FDP deputies. In 2021, around 1.57 billion euros flows into the bridge retirement. In 2022 it should be around 1.64 billion euros and 2023 around 1.62 billion euros.

Additional funds required

But that's enough? Krenz said in August of the "World on Sunday", about 3000 highway bridges are in an insufficient and insufficient condition. He demanded additional funds, and there must be a simplified building law for substitute new buildings.

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The motorway GmbH has set up a "Bridge Task Force". This is currently creating a nationwide overview of the state of the motorway bridges, it was said. General goal: The load capacity of existing bridges should be improved so that a "future-proof processing of current and future traffic" could be guaranteed.

The Confederation has been responsible for the operation, receipt and expansion of the highways since the beginning of 2021, before it was the countries. The aim of the grand reform: build swift, less traffic jams. Krenz spoke of a successful kick-off year of the motorway GmbH. In the first year of operation, 4.92 billion euros were invested in the preservation and expansion of the federal televisions. This sum move nearly the comparable expenditure level of the previous year of all federal states. Was worked on around 5,000 planning and construction projects. In addition, "significant future projects" have been started for more security, service and construction acceleration, such as a pilot plant for modern rest areas.

At the new motorway company, it had always given criticism, for example because the costs have risen or there were delays in IT systems. Actually, Deutsche Unit Termslassellungs- und -bau GmbH should be integrated into the Motorahn GmbH - but this was stopped in view of legal concerns.

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