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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.

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