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$24m pedestrian bridge constructed in Clarendon

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2013 | 7:10 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer



After years of waiting, residents of Southwood, in Frankfield, Clarendon, finally have a new pedestrian bridge to take them across the Rio Minho River.




The bridge, which was installed at a cost of $24 million, was officially opened yesterday by junior works minister, Richard Azan.



Azan said he was happy that the residents no longer have to take off their shoes to carry a casket across the river.



He says the next move is to secure enough mesh wire to install as a protective barrier for children using the bridge.



Frederick Carter, who has resided in Southwood for the past 30 years, welcomed the new infrastructure, saying that he is happy he no longer has to walk in the river to get to the other side.



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