I think it’s safe to agree that roads in Lebanon are not really built to the highest standards. I’ve studied civil engineering and have taken many courses on transportation, and believe me building a road isn’t just about putting a layer of asphalt. In Lebanon, a road is just asphalt, regardless of the quality, durability, definition of lanes, zebra crossings for pedestrians, traffic lights, stop signs…
In my opinion the people who are in charge of roadworks all over Lebanon should be fired for doing such a shitty job.
The following pictures are taken at the crossing right in front of Sodeco Square.
The red rectangle is a bus.
The street where the bus is had been excavated a couple of weeks ago to lay down some sewer or rainwater pipes. The job was done, but the idiots working there didn’t finish it completely: they didn’t remove the backfill material and left the road without asphalt. In one of the pictures you see that the difference between the road and the bottom of the hole is approximately 40 cms!!
They got a bobcat to try to move the bus, but it didn’t really work.
And on top of that a cop cruiser that just passed by. It didn’t even stop to see if anyone needed help
I didn’t see if they managed to free the bus though