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Heliopolis Residents Object to Bridge Construction Plans Above Basilica Cathedral

February 6, 2021

Recent plans to build a bridge in Heliopolis going above the Our Lady of Heliopolis Co-Cathedral (also known as the Basilica cathedral) have triggered petitions and upheaval from citizens of the area concerned about its historic value. The Heliopolis Heritage Initiative Facebook page reported on the building of the bridge for the first time according to an engineer on site on December 27, 2020, protesting its disregard for the building’s historic significance. Earlier this week, the page resumed its protesting against the building of the bridge with a post that received thousands of shares, reporting that the bridge is going to be 2 KM long, starting from Ismailia Square via Salah El Din, the Basilica, Ahram St., ending at the Heliopolis Sporting Club. The initiative protested the bridge plans stating that there could be several other solutions and that the general appearance of the area would be heavily impacted by the bridge. They added that the construction in this area with old buildings is dangerous and could be cause for destruction. خطة الكوبري الكارثي… – الكوبري هيبقي حوالي ٢ كم – هيطلع من ميدان الإسماعيلية مرورا بصلاح الدين لحد البازيليك…

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