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Transport Agency to strength-test concrete in 93 bridges

Finland's Transport Agency will investigate some 93 bridges constructed between 2005 and 2016 as part of a widening investigation into problems with the quality of concrete used on Finnish construction sites.

Takamäen risteyssilta Seinäjoen itäisellä ohikulkutiellä.
The Finnish Transport Agency is to look at 93 of the busiest bridges in Finland. Image: Pasi Takkunen / Yle

The Finnish Transport Agency has broadened an investigation into bridges constructed between 2005 and 2016 after problems with concrete quality problems emerged.

The agency will test the compression strength, air bubbles and density of some 93 road and rail bridges that are the busiest and busiest bridges in Finland.

"Last autumn we made spot checks on 18 bridges, and now we want to continue that research at the most important bridges in the transport system," said Minna Torkkeli of the agency.

The agency announced in January that it had found strength problems at six bridges under investigation.

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