Temple Mount bridge to be torn down, replaced

The Jerusalem municipality ordered the Western Wall Heritage Foundation on Tuesday to destroy the Mughrabi Gate bridge, which connects the Western Wall plaza to the Al-Aksa Mosque and Temple Mount, saying its structure is dangerous.
According to the municipality, the wooden bridge is hazardous because it is highly flammable, and should be torn down within a month, to be replaced with a permanent, non-flammable bridge.
After the bridge collapsed seven years ago, strong international objections impeded restorations work. Construction in 2007 led to protest marches and local calls for a third intifada.
Some political groups worry that the renewed construction activity will stoke the flames of the conflict and lead to violence.
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