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  1/31/2012, Shevat 7, 5772

Security Chief Calls to Replace Temple Mount Bridge

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said that the time has come to replace the Rambam Bridge and ramp used by non-Muslims to access the Temple Mount. Located next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the  wooden bridge was erected in 2004 as a temporary replacement when a rare snow storm ruined the old one.

Aharonovitch said that although the bridge is currently sufficient, it should eventually be replaced. Recent warnings by officials deemed it a fire hazard. Sometimes known as the Mughrabi Bridge, the structure is the only access non-Muslims have to enter the holy site.