[www.inewsguyana.com] – The 10 month project to reconstruct the Moleson Creek Bridge is completed, according to Ministry of Public Works.
The 105 foot long concrete structure was opened to traffic on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Construction of the $60M project began in January, and included the replacement of structural steel and the driving surface, as well as widened support piers.
The developmental project amplified the eastbound and westbound bridge by 10 feet, allowing for wider shoulders for easier traffic flow. The bridge is approximately two miles from the Moleson Creek Stelling – a heavily trafficked area where a ferry plies the Guyana/Surinam route.
B & J Civil Works was the contracting company for the bridge project, with Sherod Parkinson, a Public Works Ministry Engineer overseeing the project.
The Ministry through its Bridges’ programme has built several major bridges including ones at Ogle, Eastern Highway (Sophia) and Hampton Court over the past 16 months.
The $11M Bounty Hall Bridge in Essequibo, is expected to be completed in another six weeks. N. Sukhi Contracting Services is executing that project.