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Authority completes work, bridge opens for use

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority has completed repair works for the Korovula bridge in Seaqaqa which started operating normally again.

FRA chief executive officer Neil Cook has cleared the air on the damaged bridges in Seaqaqa saying the Vesidrua bridge which had been thought to have sustained damage from logging trucks is still in working condition and open to all traffic.

Mr Cook said, however, the Korovula bridge had its wooden beams and running planks replaced and was operating fully.

"The work was undertaken during the night to minimise the impact to the travelling public.

"In 2001 this concrete bridge deck developed holes and to keep the bridge serviceable, a wooden deck was constructed over the concrete deck spreading the load and making the bridge safe for all traffic.

"However, we had also undertaken a few plank replacements on the Vesidrua and we would like to inform the public that both bridges are operating as normal."

Mr Cook is appealing to heavy cargo truck operators to be mindful of the weight of their trucks as they may have an effect on the structures of bridges.

"We need to work together and act responsibly when loading heavy cargo to ensure that it does not affect our bridges."

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