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Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Robert Pickersgill, on Tuesday (June 19) officially opened the $40 million Banbury Bridge in St. Catherine, which links the bustling commercial town of Linstead with adjoining farming communities.
The 43-metre long bridge, constructed of high-grade rust resistant ‘Corten’ plate steel, which is guaranteed to last at least 100 years with minimal maintenance, facilitates two lanes of traffic.
Minister Pickersgill noted that the bridge will enhance economic life in the area. “There are several citrus farms and sugarcane, poultry rearing and other farming interests that will benefit, as well as housing developments,” he said.
The bridge was built under the Maybe and Johnson/R.A. Murray/ Government of Jamaica Bridge Building Programme.