UPDATE: Harbour Bridge to open four hours ahead of schedule 

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Demerara Harbor Bridge (DHB) will be open four hours ahead of schedule to vehicular traffic.  Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. David Patterson on NCN programme ‘INSIGHT’ just moments ago announced that by 2pm today, the bridge will accommodate light vehicular traffic.

According to the minister, all structural repairs were completed by 11:30 today with the remaining works on alignment continuing.

Earlier today, General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, Rawlston Adams, has announce that the bridge would be opened at 6pm.

According to Adams, works are ongoing in three phases by a team of 7 engineers with 54 supporting staff along with 1 diver.

Light traffic across the Harbour Bridge will include cars, motorcycles, some canters and light trucks. Commuters have been using the speedboat service at Vreed-en-Hoop to travel to Georgetown. Boating service was extended 10pm Monday evening to facilitate travellers that have been inconvenienced.

Around 1am on Monday, a tug and a barge collided with the Demerara Harbour Bridge which resulted in structural damage to several parts of the bridge. Investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing.