Liliendaal Bridge reopened to vehicular traffic
The Liliendaal Bridge, East Coast Demerara has been reopened to traffic from today (Tuesday, May 30, 2017).
The Bridge which was closed for over two months for much-needed repairs has caused discomfort to many persons travelling to and from Georgetown.
Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has noted that works were completed last evening (Monday, May 29, 2017).
Repairs to the tune of $89M which encompasses the bridge being converted to a pre-stressed concrete structure commenced after an assessment completed by Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) Inspection Team and engineers attached to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI).
The assessment showed that one of the panel systems on the northern rail of the Liliendaal Bridge demonstrated signs of imminent failure. In particular, one of the panels in the system had been detached, rendering the system structurally unstable. Additionally, a section of the northern carriageway of the bridge also experienced serviceability failure demonstrated by excessive deflection.
Works were conducted by H. Nauth & Sons Civil Engineering Contractors.