Construction works of Timbo River Bridge Project in Liberia nears completion. This is according to project contractor of the Jupiter Construction Company, Floyd Thomas who affirmed that massive progress has been made on the ongoing work of the development despite the challenges caused by rainy season.
The Timbo River Bridge Project, is part of three other belly bridges project, namely: Timo, Sanquehn and Cestos River Bridge which are also expected to be constructed by the Government soon. The overall construction cost of the three projects is estimated to be US $4m. National government signed a contract in 2017 with Jupiter Construction Company for the construction of the projects.
Timbo River Bridge
The American made Steel Bridge will weigh up to 200 tons and will be capable of taking a massive weight of 85 tons. According to Floyd Thomas, the bridge which is being built to meet international standards, will last for 80-100 years.
Currently, residents and passengers in the area are using canoes to transport goods and services because of the ongoing project as prices of basic commodities are sky-rocketing, but the people are hopeful that upon completion of the bridge, things will return to normal.
“The government is equally concerned of its people and is doing everything possible to improve their welfare. We shall put in place all necessary security mechanisms to avoid undermining of the bridge by illegal sand miners,” said Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan.