St. Helena Bridge Open to Traffic
STUDENTS BRIDGE THE GAP
B1/5 GOLDEN GROVE ROAD, ST HELENA
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.
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 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.Share on Facebook