Senhouse Bridge in Castle Bruce is now open to motorists and pedestrians following the completion of reconstruction works on the bridge.
Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce constituency, Johnson Drigo explained that persons in the area experienced difficulty crossing the bridge and were asked to use the bridge below.
“We tried some [alternative] crossing but we had a lot of rain in September, October, November of 2018. So whenever we did something, [the] river would take it again so we just left it alone and we went through the struggle.”
Government contributed over three hundred thousand dollars for the reconstruction of the over fifty year old bridge.
“We are saying to you today, the people of Castle Bruce especially the people from Senhouse, we now know that we have a safe project given to us by our government,” Drigo said.
The old was built with culverts which posed difficulties every time it rained. The MP says that with heavy rains the old structure would sometimes be blocked with debris for weeks. He is relieved that with the new construction this will be a thing of the past.
Drigo says the bridge is one of many projects to be completed by government in the constituency.
He informed that several roads have already been prepared for concrete to be poured in. He explained government will provide all the materials required and will hire contractors from the area to provide labour.