The illusory crack

crack illusion

A photo was circulating on social media claiming that a crack had developed on one of the pillars of the bridge beneath Regional Road.  The angle, light and shadow in the photo posted on social media gave the illusion of a crack. As the photos below show, there is no crack, the shuttering during the building process left these marks. The bridge is structurally sound. Transport Malta continuously monitors the integrity of structures within our road infrastructure. Nonetheless, we do appreciate citizen concern and will investigate any report we receive to ensure the quality and integrity of our infrastructure.