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Southwood residents get $24 million pedestrian bridge

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2013 | 10:23 AM

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 had to take off their shoes to carry a casket across the river. He said the next move was 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 he will no longer have to walk in the river to get to the other side.




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