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Vesidrua Bridge Reinforced

The Vesidrua Bridge, which is the only access linking people that go to and from Labasa to Savusavu and Nabou­walu in Vanua Levu has been reinforced. Straddling the Vesid­rua River,
20 Jan 2018 11:00
Vesidrua Bridge Reinforced
Fulton Hogan Hiways crew working on the Vesidrua bridge on January 18, 2018. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

The Vesidrua Bridge, which is the only access linking people that go to and from Labasa to Savusavu and Nabou­walu in Vanua Levu has been reinforced.

Straddling the Vesid­rua River, the 25-me­tre, single-lane wood­en bridge is located along the Labasa/Na­bouwalu Highway, 10 kilometres away from Seaqaqa.

“The approach to the bridge from the Laba­sa side had been dam­aged and the deck of the bridge completely damaged because of age,” said Fulton Ho­gan Hiways Natua Depot supervisor, Alifereti Cati.

Mr Cati said, “the loss of material from bridge deck and approaches is just the normal wear and tear. These are major concerns for bridge repairs in the North.

“We will remove the damaged planks on the deck and replace them with new ones for the safety of motorists and pedestrians that use the bridge daily.”

With the temporary repairs to the bridge completed, Fiji Roads Authority is now set to create a by-pass be­side the Vesidrua Bridge to fortify it further.

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

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