Sugar boat drifts into Berbice Bridge
-no damage done, says Benn
Traffic along the Berbice Bridge was temporary halted on Thursday night, after a vessel laden with sugar drifted into the structure.
The vessel, the MV Joanna Key, which was waiting on the bridges’ retraction time, lost an anchor and sailed down the Berbice River with the falling tide and hit several pontoons that hold the floating bridge on the southern section near the Palmyra Village end.
The accident occurred around 11:30pm and the bridge was reopened to normal traffic several hours after. Transport Minister Robeson Benn told Stabroek News that the vessel, which was laden with approximately 700 tonnes of sugar, drifted into the structure.
He said that there was temporary shutdown of the bridge but after an assessment, it was reopened to traffic.
He said that there was no damage to structure itself. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.