A new bridge over the Sozh River on M8 highway has been opened in the Gomel region. Belarus’ Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, who was on a working visit to the Gomel region, took part in the ceremony. The traffic re-routing will reduce congestion and improve the local environment. Last year the old bridge was recognized to be in a damaged condition. The length of the new overpass is about five hundred and fifty meters. According to experts, the bridge will last at least a hundred years.