Sindi Bridge, near the southwestern Estonian town of Pärnu, is to be closed for two months from late June, with reconstruction works to take place, though it will still be open to pedestrians and cyclists.
The work will start on June 25 and cost a little under €700,000, regional daily Pärnu Postimees reports (link in Estonian) and will see traffic diverted via the Pärnu-Rakvere-Sõmera, and Pärnu-Tori roads.
The work is necessitated by structural deficiencies in the load bearing steel structures, the bridge's supporting columns and its asphalt surface, and is to be carried out by AS TREF Nord on behalf of the Road Administration (Maanteeamet)
When the bridge reopens, due for August 30, a new traffic management system is additionally to be restored; the 39, 92-1 and 91-2 buses are also being diverted once the work starts.
Sindi Bridge crosses the Pärnu river at the town of the same name, about 10 kilometers from Pärnu city.
Editor: Andrew Whyte