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One of two bridges washed away following the passage of a very powerful surface trough on Tuesday 24th December 2013 has been reinstated,

The Canaries Bridge was opened to accommodate all vehicular traffic on January 6th. The exercise of erecting a new bailey bridge in the same location as the old one began on Monday 30th December 2013, and involved the Technical employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, and in particular the Northern Potholing Unit.

In July 2013, following the conclusion of an International Competitive Tender process, the Ministry received a number of Bailey Bridges from the firm 3 S Bridges. These bridges were procured to be used in emergency situations.  The company also made one of its technicians available at no cost to assist in erection of the two (2) lost bridges. This has not only resulted in the restoration of the bridge but a transfer of knowledge

It should be noted that employees worked throughout the New Year and the holidays to assist with restoring the road network and normalcy to business operations.

Meanwhile, motorists in the south are advised that the Ministry has started work on the erection of a new Bailey Bridge in Piaye. As a result, motorists are further advised to continue to exercise due care and attention and to drive within the legislated speed limits, as the department attempts to repair the damaged infrastructure.
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