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House: swing bridge costs revealed

Workmen fixing the swing bridge over Ferry Reach(File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Fixing the swing bridge over Ferry Reach would cost $3.3 million, the House of Assembly heard yesterday.

Public works minister Craig Cannonier said the decision to make all necessary repairs to the rusty facility would be weighed against the cost of a new bridge.

Mr Cannonier said the first phase of repairs, involving fixing the central swing span, would total $607,000. Repairs are also planned for the northern and southern approach span, with a tender to repair beams to be published on Monday.

Two lanes over the bridge should be opened by year’s end, Mr Cannonier told MPs, as he responded to parliamentary questions from Progressive Labour Party MP Derrick Burgess.