Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill, has announced that the Demerara Harbour Bridge will be opened to vehicles weighing up to 18 tons starting today following disruptions over the weekend.
The Minister is also urging truck drivers to reduce their speed when crossing the bridge.
On Sunday, the DHB was closed to vehicular traffic for over six hours due to an accident involving a sand barge which rammed into the bridge.
Following immediate remedial works, vehicles weighing 10 tons and under were allowed to cross the bridge, as works progressed vehicles carrying more weight were given clearance to traverse the bridge again but it a more responsible manner.
“I wish to thank the hardworking staff of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, who assiduously worked all night to repair the recently damaged section of the DHB. Thanks to the commitment of General Manager Mr. Wayne Watson and the entire team, vehicles with higher weight loads (18 tons and below) can now cross the bridge,” Minister Edghill has stated,” A statement from the Minister’s office quoted him as saying.
The Minister has also expressed his appreciation to the Management and staff of the Bridge for ensuring the inconvenience to members of the public was not prolonged.
The Minister is also urging all users of the bridge, especially truck drivers to reduce their speed while crossing.