Update: the demo was cancelled as the cabinet has approved the construction of a U-shaped bridge on the Jal el-Dib highway.
It’s been three years now that the Jal el Dib bridge got dismantled and there are still no plans to build a new one. Jal el Dib Residents still want a new bridge and they are going back to the streets to protest tomorrow at 6PM. To be honest, I think they have every right to demand a new bridge and they’ve been suffering for 3 years now but blocking roads at 6PM on a Thursday is disastrous and people will start cursing them instead of supporting them.
I recommend you stay in Beirut and enjoy happy hour in Mar Mikhael or Uruguay street till the protest is over.
I don’t see why Jal el Dib residents feel entitled to a bridge. Care to enlighten me? Are they too lazy to drive to the next turn?
Yes, why should anyone feel entitled to a bridge that will help them get to their homes faster, earlier and with less stress? This is a privilege only rich people can have and normal peasants living in Jal El Dib don’t get to have such luxuries. Now go back to your rat hole and enjoy whatever your “government” is providing for you in free health care, free education, infrastructure, reduced prices, creating jobs….
And you assume that by building a bridge that will cause more traffic, they will be able to get to their homes faster? Interesting analysis.
I don’t know why that bridge is highly wanted by the residents, and I’m not judging yet, but I love your comment! Haha
building a bridge or anything there or even any construction (which takes years) will be disastrous because the highway is narrow there is no extra space for that, even when there was a bridge the traffic was horrible, when they removed it the traffic reduced 100%, too much bridges and intersections on ANY highway leads to even more traffic. so yendabbo bel beit , or let them close the roads leading to those who r responsible, we have nothing to do with this
It’s almost 3 kms between the U-turns in Dora and Dbaye and the old bridge was removed with the promise to local businesses and residents of building a new one in the short term.
Engineering and logistics are not the bottleneck here, if there’s a serious effort to come up with a plan that doesn’t lead to congestion while providing an entry and exit point to Antelias, I’m sure it can be done.
building bridges or whatever in lebanon takes 2 years because smalla they work 4 hours a day, we cant where it should take months so YES the enginering and logistics IS the bottleneck here, so we cant bare MORE traffic for 2 years or so
I’m pretty sure it’s been 5 years now. People are asking for a bridge because, since they removed it, traffic actually increased on the highway, because all the people who would go in from Jal el Dib are going all the way to City Mall to make the turn (City Mall, where the highway intersects with Matn el Sari3 = already a lot of traffic). Also, the entrance and exit from the highway in Jal el Dib helps clear the traffic inside Antelias, anyone how drives there will tell you.
Yeah maybe blocking the highway isn’t the best method to get a bridge, but the demand is completely rightful and logical.
Go block roads in front of Metn politicians, let them take action.
Blocking highway will bring nothing but more anger from normal citizens. No matter your cause.
LOL who are you to think that they honestly have the right? Are you a lawyer or a judge? Or a blogger and you think you can give your opinion on whatever feels like it to get share and likes, craving for the attention.
Blocking the highway is unforgivable.
Lots of things are lacking not only their old rusty steel bridge dating from the French mandate.
So are you a lawyer or a judge? Cause you seem to be giving your opinion on his blog..