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Temporary Banab Bridge nears completion

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By Martha Louis – EMTV News, Madang

The Banab Bridge along Madang’s North Coast road will be completed and opened to commuters by the end of this month.

Managing Director of JV Investment Limited who is contracted to build the bridge, John Bangkok, says the bridge the construction of the temporary bridge took two months. 

It’s been a year since the Banab Bridge along the North Coast road collapsed affecting commuters from Sumkar and Bogia Districts.

JV investment is now working on the final touches to complete the bridge and open it to the public. The completion of the bridge will now ease the cost of transportation put on commuters daily.

Mr. Bangkok says it took at least two months for them to put on the final touches before it will be officially open to the public on the 26th of this month.

Provincial Works Manager, Andrew Kendaura, says the temporary bridge structure has the capacity to sustain vehicle traffic loading up to 40tonnes until funding is secured for a permanent two-lane steel-girder concrete bridge structure.

Meanwhile, the new proposed permanent bridge has been designed and reviewed. 

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