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Looming danger on Kpeshie Lagoon Bridge

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Some pedestrians and motorists who ply the Kpeshie lagoon road are complaining about the state of the Kpeshie Bridge.

According to them, the bridge which connects communities like La, Teshie, Nungua and Tema needs urgent rehabilitation to avoid any disaster.

The bridge which is meant as a thorough fare for motorists has been left half complete since 2015.

In 2013, immediate remedial works on the bridge became necessary to guarantee the safety of road users after the dilapidated concrete structure generated cracks and exposed some rusty iron rods, making it frail and dangerous to use.

However, the project, which began in November 2013, with a schedule to be completed by December of that same year, came to a halt after personnel of the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces constructed a Bailey Bridge on the mid-section of the Kpeshie Lagoon to enable the free flow of traffic, while repair work was carried out on the La-Teshie-Nungua section of the bridge.

The Kpeshie Bridge, which was scheduled to be reconstructed along with the widening of the 16.1-kilometre La Beach road, is yet to see any reconstruction.

The bridge witnesses heavy vehicular and human traffic on a daily basis because of its strategic location of linking Accra to Tema.

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