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Demerara Harbour Bridge resumes full operation

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:04 by Writer

The Demerara Harbour Bridge has resumed full operation following Monday’s incident involving a barge and a tug that resulted in extensive damage.

“The hard working and tireless staff of DHBC have completed the realignment of the damaged bridge,” the Bridge management said in a statement.

All vehicles, including laden and unladen trucks under 18 tonnes are now allowed to transit the bridge from 7 pm to 4 am.

Management said after 4 am the standard bridge policy would be applied.

To cater for the passage of ocean-going vessels, the bridge will retract at 9 am Thursday for 90 minutes. However, management said “there will be no special crossings until further notice.”

The Demerara Harbour Bridge’s management assured that “we remain committed to returning the operations of the bridge to normalcy.”