Levuka market bridge open for use

The refurbished Levuka Market Bridge that is now open to members of the public. Picture: SUPPLIED

A HERITAGE site on the island of Ovalau has been constructed and is now open to members of the public for use.
According to Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) CEO Jonathan Moore, the Levuka Market Bridge is considered to be a heritage site and it was constructed to replicate the old bridge – a dual lane bridge with a single pedestrian walkway.
The bridge was one of the three new bridges completed by FRA and will benefit close to 9000 people based on its design and construction.
The other two bridges are Vuma Box bridge and Naisogo bridge.
Mr Moore said the Vuma and Naisogo bridges had been transformed from a single-lane bridge to a standard structure with increased structural capacity.
He said the FRA was committed to protect and maintain Levuka – the UNESCO World Heritage Site, hence the construction of new road infrastructure was vital.