Additional tests will apparently be conducted along Evropská Street

Experts are expected to conduct additional tests on Prague’s Evropská Street, a section of which caved in recently creating a roughly five-metre deep crater. Frantíšek Polák, a spokesman for Metrostav (the firm overseeing tunneling below the avenue to extend the metro line) said the tests were intended to uncover other potential weak spots. Until now, some 200 metres of road had already been tested. Evropská Street had to be closed to traffic for several days after the cave-in, as workers poured concrete in the collapsed section. In past years, Metrostav suffered three cave-ins in connection not with the subway but in the construction of Blanka tunnel, also in the capital.

Author: Jan Velinger