news 04 Dec 12

Man Accused of Stealing Entire Bridge in Bosnia

A Bosnian court has indicted a man for removing an entire metal bridge over the Zovicica river near the town of Brcko.

Elvira M. Jukic
BIRN
Sarajevo

A court in Brcko in northeastern Bosnia has indicted a man, known so far only as A.H., for stealing a small metal bridge across the Zovicica river in the Dizdarusa area in Brcko.

The man stole the metal bridge, used mainly for farm tractors, and which lay on private property, by linking it to his tractor along with few helpers and dragging it to his home.

Media reports have suggested that the man stole the bridge with a view to setting it up on his own land.

The bridge weighed several tons and had been used for years by families, mostly to reach their farms on the other side of the river and do agricultural work.

The owner said that she and her husband had built it back in the 1980s.

By law, the man could face either a heavy fine or a sentence up to three years in prison if found guilty.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Premium Selection

surrounded-by-rising-waters-villagers-protest-ridiculous-compensation-05-05-2016
06 May 16

Surrounded by Rising Waters, Villagers Protest “Ridiculous” Compensation

The Albanian Banja Hydro-Power plant is almost finished, but some villagers forced to abandon their homes in the project’s wake lament unfair treatment and meager compensation for their property.

croatia-s-ruling-coalition-experiment-turns-dysfunctional-05-06-2016
06 May 16

Croatia’s Ruling Coalition Experiment Turns Dysfunctional

The Croatian government, a diverse coalition with a non-party technocrat prime minister, is struggling to function properly, with parties tussling for power and threatening early elections.

04 May 16

De Biasi Makes Albania’s Dreams Come True

03 May 16

Bosnia Moves to Push Banks to Release Reserves