Harbour Bridge for closure today for emergency repairs

The Demerara Harbour Bridge will be closed from 10.30am to 2pm today to facilitate emergency repairs.

According to a brief statement issued yesterday by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC), the closure will affect both road and marine traffic. “Management of the DHBC regrets the inconvenience but is focused first on the safety of all commuters using the Harbour Bridge,” the statement added.

Two weeks ago, the bridge was closed to traffic for six hours for maintenance works to replace a pontoon supporting the critical western section of the retractor span. The last time the pontoon was replaced was eighteen years ago. The corresponding pontoon on the eastern side of the retractor span will be replaced in the near future, the DHBC had said.

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