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Maintenance a priority for FRA

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ONE hundred bridges throughout the country require urgent maintenance or replacement by the Fiji Roads Authority.

Authority CEO Neil Cook yesterday said this was a priority for them.

"FRA is responsible for more than 1000 bridges in the country and 100 of them require urgent maintenance or replacement," he said.

Commenting on the condition of the Vunimoli bridge in Labasa, Mr Cook said: "Where it's warranted that a replacement bridge is constructed at a higher level to reduce the incidents of it being out of service, we certainly consider the relative costs and benefits of doing so."

Residents in the area have been pleading with FRA to maintain and extend the bridge because it usually submerges during heavy rain.

"The fact that this bridge or any other bridge, goes under water during high water levels is because of their designs," Mr Cook said.

"Many bridges were designed to a certain level that was acceptable to the community they served during the time they were built.

"Expectations change as time passes by and we have bridges such as this all over Fiji where the community now desires a much higher level of service.

"Our focus right now is to attend to the 100 bridges."





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