Moleson Creek bridge for August completion – WSG Engineer

26th June, 2014

KINGSTON - The 105 feet bridge which is under construction at Moleson Creek, Region Six is estimated to be completed by August 2014 and will facilitate an easier flow of traffic, according to Sherod Parkinson – a Ministry of Public Works’ Engineer overseeing the project.

A site visit on Monday, June 23, 2014 allowed Ministry officials to see the progress of the GYD 60M concrete developmental project.

According to Parkinson, the contractor B & J Civil Works has completed casting the supporting beamsand columns, and is awaiting the importation of longitudinal beams to conclude the project.

We expect the beams to be here in another two weeks or so in Guyana. After that, the contractor just has to put the beams in place and cast the concrete deck,’ the ministry’s engineer explained.

In the meantime, vehicles and motorists can access the area via a bypass.

The bridge is approximately two miles from the Moleson Creek Stelling - a heavily trafficked area where a ferry plies the Guyana/Surinam route.

Parkinson further disclosed that rehabilitation of the other bridge in Moleson Creek will commence in 2015.

Over the past 12 months, the Ministry through its bridges’ programme has built several major bridges including one at Ogle, Eastern Highway (Sophia) and Hampton Court.