A bridge too far? Fate of illegal home hangs in balance

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2013-9-26 17:43:30

Photo: chinanews.com

A two-story structure built atop a small bridge in Shengzhou, Zhejiang Province teeters in legal limbo as authorities decide how to handle its demolition.

Officials explain the unsound yet occupied 22-year-old building in Xuzhai village was illegally built above a local river on a custom-made platform, but had escaped demolition due to complications with permits and bureaucratic miscommunication.

"The building is very dangerous and may cave in at any second. It is really a miracle it lasted for over 20 years, " said a local engineer surnamed Chi.

The property owner was unavailable for comment and the local government is still working on solutions to accommodate the structure's current residents.

Nandu Daily

Web Editor: liyingxa@globaltimes.com.cn

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