Pirara Bridge collapses; workers hoping for speedy repairs to resume Lethem two-way traffic – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana

Last updated Sunday, 11 April 2021, 14:45 by Denis Chabrol

Pirara Bridge in Region Nine collapsed overnight, effectively cutting two-way vehicle traffic to and from Lethem, but workers hope to move the truck and repair the wooden driveway quickly, said Public Works Minister Juan Edghill on Sunday.

“At this current time, we are trying to use resources for emergency work because we have to pull the truck off the bridge so we can repair it so other vehicles can pass,” he told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM / Demerara Waves News News.

Mr Edghill almost dismissed workers creating a bypass while repairs were underway, because “the water level is very high.”

He hopes to get an update from employees closer to 6 PM (18:00 hours) on Sunday.

The Minister was unsure whether the truck was bound by Lethem overweight and it was only after deciding that the owner of the vehicle would be penalized.

The Public Works Minister said no one was injured during the fall of Pirara Bridge.