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  Kislev 12, 5772 , 08/12/11

Moghrabi Temple Mount Bridge to Be Closed

The Jerusalem City Engineer Shlomo Eshkol has announced that he intends to close the Moghrabi Bridge leading from the Western Wall plaza to the Temple Mount.

In the engineer’s letter to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation last night he wrote “With my authority, based on professional opinions and examination of the structure, I determine that there is an immediate danger to the public and to adjacent property due to the possibility of fire and collapse. I intend to issue a closure order that will prohibit usage of the structure."

The Jerusalem municipality gave the Western Wall Heritage Foundation 7 days to respond to the letter.

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