A section on the western side of the Demerara Harbour Bridge collapsed on Monday, July 23, 2012.
Demerara Harbour Bridge Officials are blaming two temporary pontoons for the collapse which occurred while a few vehicles were traversing but no one was reported injured.
The bridge officials are working assiduously to replace the pontoons during the course of Monday; however it is uncertain whether the bridge will resume operations by nightfall.
The occurrence at the Demerara Harbour Bridge has put a strain on the Vreed-en-Hoop and Georgetown Stellings, since all commuters will only have the Stellings to use to traverse to work and elsewhere. The speedboats are now the only mode of transportation for person desirous of traveling from West Demerara to Georgetown and vice-versa.
There are two double decker ferries docked at the Georgetown Ferry Stelling, however, these vessels are unable to be used because the Stellings are both in a deplorable state.
The Demerara Harbour Bridge is the Caricom’s longest floating bridge.
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