Damage assessment on Harbour Bridge complete, repairs underway

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Following Monday’s accident on the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB), the company has completed its assessment of the damages and has proceeded with repairs to the damaged hydraulic cabin.

Speaking with DPI, General Manager for Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, (DBHC) Rawlston Adams said new components of the hydraulic cabin will be made at its workshop on Wednesday.

“We will install offsite, do some testing and then we will bring it back to the bridge and hopefully install the cabin on the bridge by Friday,” the General Manager explained.

After the reinstallation of the repaired cabin, the DBHC will determine the earliest possible time retraction can resume accommodating the passage of marine traffic.

On Monday evening, an accident involving a car occurred in which the vehicle sped off the bridge. While there were no reported injuries sustained by the occupant, the vehicle has since been removed and traffic along the bridge is allowed to flow.