Sinamale' Bridge has no cracks, Ministry says

Sinamale' bridge.

The Ministry of Planning and Infrastructure Development has explained a photo showing possible cracks in the Sinamale' Bridge also known as the China Maldives Friendship Bridge. 

The Ministry stated today, that a photo circulating on social media showing a crack in one of the pillars of the bridge was misleading. 

The Ministry said that an inspection was conducted in the area by the Technical team of the ministry. The photo showing the "crack" was actually watermarks left from the expansion joint on the bridge deck. 

The Ministry said that the water had now been cleaned. 

The Sinamale' Bridge completed at the end of the former President Abdulla Yameen's term cost around USD 200 million and was funded by China. The bridge was constructed by the Chinese company CCCC.