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St. Helena Bridge Open to Traffic

STUDENTS BRIDGE THE GAP

B1/5 GOLDEN GROVE ROAD, ST HELENA 

Angelia, Avikash and Aaron Rampersad walk along the new sidewalks of the 1-5 Golden Grove St Helena Bridge on 06-01-2014 in order to get to and from school.

Angelia, Avikash and Aaron Rampersad walk along the new sidewalks of the 1-5 Golden Grove St Helena Bridge on 06-01-2014 in order to get to and from school.

On Monday 6th January, 2014, Ministry of Works personnel were on site to witness the relief and convenience that the newly reconstructed Bridge B1/5 Golden Grove Road, St Helena, brought to students, residents and motorists, after it was opened on to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Sunday 5th January.

Minister Rambachan expressed satisfaction at the Ministry’s ability to provide physical structures such as roads, walkovers and bridges for the citizens; indicating that the social impact of the infrastructure is much more meaningful. In this case, the bridge is symbolic of pillars such as reconnection, harmony, cooperation.

Traffic Wardens were on hand at the north and south of the reconstructed 1- 5 Golden Grove St Helena bridge to assist students cross the roadway to get to their school.

Traffic Wardens were on hand at the north and south of the reconstructed 1- 5 Golden Grove St Helena bridge to assist students cross the roadway to get to their school.

To add, Minister Rambachan’s assurance, to provide safe and convenient infrastructure in time for 2014 to Piarco, Caroni and neighbouring communities was materialised. Students of the St Helena Presbyterian Primary School were able to use the sidewalk of the newly installed bridge for the onset of the 2014 School Term. Motorists and residents were also able to traverse to and from various institutions via this major thoroughfare in the conduct of their daily activities.

The newly reconstructed 1-5 Golden Grove St Helena Bridge that was opened by MOWI on Sunday 5th January, 2014 to the public.

The newly reconstructed 1-5 Golden Grove St Helena Bridge that was opened by MOWI on Sunday 5th January, 2014 to the public.

The bridge, which was was closed on August 7th, 2013, has been upgraded with retaining walls, reinforced concrete deck on structural steel beams and roadside drains. The bridge is also outfitted, with hand and guard rails and complemented by Traffic Wardens who are strategically placed on the North and South of the bridge, among other details.

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  1. Dhanesh Kumar

    This is the second of two bridges constructed by this Government in the past three and a half years over the Caroni River, This in fact is a bridge replacement the other was a brand new bridge. These two bridges have facilitated an ease of traffic to and from the Airport to the south and east. It helps me tremendously, as I work at Caroni North Bank Rd, at the TTCAA Radar Centre. I frequently use the Caroni South Bank Rd, via Caroni Village to go from Home, in Port of Spain to and from work. I thank the MOWI for these two projects which impact on my life, in a very positive way. Dhanesh Kumar, Air Traffic Controller

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