Repair works on Adomi Bridge begins
Measurements and minor metal works began on Saturday to precede actual emergency repairs on the 50-year-old Adomi Bridge that links the Eastern and Volta Regions.
An Engineer of the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA), who spoke to the GNA on condition of anonymity, said they were only undertaking measurements and minor metal works before the actual repairs began on Monday, July 14 when plant and equipment would have been brought to the site.
Meanwhile, the Bridge was opened to traffic on Saturday July 12, contrary to initial announcement by the GHA that it would be closed to traffic between 0900 hours and 1200 hours from Saturday July 12 to Saturday August 2.
As a result of the announcement many travellers, who wanted to beat the deadline, left for their destinations early and by 0900 hours long queues of vehicles had formed on both sides of the Bridge with their drivers waiting anxiously to pay the bridge toll and cross.
Some curious and adventurous people, including students and youth groups, also travelled to the Bridge to observe the cracks that have developed under it.
The local fishermen cashed in and carried people to observe the cracks under the Bridge for a fee.