Authorities assess removal of soil from ancient bridge

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Spean Touch. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20191115

via Phnom Penh Post, 15 Nov 2019: The landowner covered the ancient bridge with earth to protect it, but the earth now needs to be removed for fear of damaging the bridge.

The Apsara National Authority said specialist officials are assessing how best to remove soil used to cover an ancient bridge in Siem Reap province without damaging the structure.

The authority is concerned about the impact excavation could have on the Spean Touch bridge if the wrong methods are used.

The bridge is located along National Road 6 in Prasat Bakong district’s Trapaing Thom commune.

Chhean Rotha, the director of the Apsara National Authority’s Department of Conservation of Monuments Outside Angkor Archaeological Park, told The Post on Thursday that authorities had summoned the owner of the land, Cheam Bun Nath, to a meeting on the matter

Source: Authorities assess removal of soil from ancient bridge | Phnom Penh Post