Vessel hits Demerara harbour bridge

-traffic chaos ensues

A vessel travelling south along the Demerara River hit the Demerara Harbour Bridge during the 5 am retraction yesterday morning.

A bridge official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the impact “took down two sets of cluster piles” and shifted the retractor span “and so the bridge couldn’t be closed.”

What ensued were massive traffic jams on both sides of the river as motorists looking to cross were stuck for several hours as efforts were made to fix the damage. Stabroek News understands that the bridge’s maintenance crew was quickly mobilized, and by 09:00 hrs the bridge’s  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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