MOTORISTS using the Batinikama Rd on the outskirts of Labasa Town are concerned at the depleting condition of a bridge after one of its planks broke.
Vijay Nand, who resides in the area, said motorists were wary to cross the bridge as the vertically inclined plank was evidence of the precarious situation.
"The bus crossed the bridge in the morning and broke the piece of wood, which we could see sticking out one end," Mr Nand said.
"So we had to put it back in place before we could cross the bridge. It is quite dangerous because children also cross this bridge.
"The hole on the bridge can hurt someone if their leg gets trapped.
"It is not safe and we are pleading with the authority to repair the bridge for our own safety," he said.
Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Neil Cook said the contractor was notified yesterday.
"We are aware of that and have notified the contractor so the bridge should be repaired as soon as possible," Mr Cook said.