The notorious "dancing bridge" in Central Russia is again in the middle of a scandal – this time, a green one.
Around 5.5 million rubles were spent on making the surrounding area greener, but when the newly planted fir trees began dying, local authorities decided to investigate.
It turns out the company hired to do the job used rootless saplings that had no chance of survival. They were essentially sticks stuck into the soil.
Those responsible now face up to three years in jail. Earlier, a construction company was accused of swindling 15 million rubles for work on the "dancing bridge" that it never carried out.
The bridge first caught the eye of the media after footage emerged of it wobbling and throwing cars around. It has since been reopened.
Experts blamed strong wind for the incident and soon thereafter reopened the bridge. A subsequent investigation revealed massive violations which occurred during construction of the bridge.
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