A bridge too close: Cairo flyover angers residents

"All I see is the bridge"

Construction of a new bridge

Location: Giza, Egypt

in very close proximity to residential buildings

has sparked outrage in the community

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) RESIDENT IN BUILDING NEXT TO BRIDGE, ACCOUNTANT, VIVIAN YOUSEF, SAYING:

"I have an apartment here. My children go to school in Giza as well. I used to be able to watch my children get on the bus to school from my balcony. But now, I can't see the street at all. All I can see is the bridge. So the thing that originally made my apartment very valuable - its unique location - has now been thrown away. They are now also saying that prices (for the apartments) have gone down."

For some, the bridge is close enough to touch

The transport minister told local TV

a committee of inspectors was examining the situation

and that it might be possible

to move some residents into less noisy areas