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NWA spending US$2 million to buy seven bridges from China

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 5:20 PM
In this 2017 file photo the Westmoreland Bridge in St Mary is pictured.

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the promised bridge for residents of Chesterfield, St Mary, will be in place by June, ahead of the next hurricane season.

It says the bridge is one of seven now being fabricated in China for delivery by the end of March.

The NWA says it’s spending US$2 million to buy the seven bridges.

Residents of Chesterfield have been walking through a river to get to their homes.

In the lead up to last year’s by-election in south east St Mary, Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, promised residents that a structure would be erected to ensure that the community is accessible during times of inclement weather.

The NWA's communications and customers services manager, Stephen Shaw, says there will be a weight restriction on the bridge when it is installed.

 

The NWA's communications and customers services manager, Stephen Shaw

It says tenders will be invited this weekend for the civil works adding that the process should be completed within a month.