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  • Residents of Southwood in Clarendon, now have easier access to their communities, and to the wider Frankfield area.
  • The bridge will enable the residents to travel in a manner befitting a modern community.
  • Cooperation between the contractors and citizens had enabled the speedy completion of the project.

Residents of Southwood in Clarendon, now have easier access to their communities, and to the wider Frankfield area, with the opening of a $24 million bridge.

Speaking at the opening ceremony for the structure, Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said the bridge will enable the residents to travel in a manner befitting a modern community.

He noted that cooperation between the contractors and citizens had enabled the speedy completion of the project.

“This project was done on time, and within budget. It shows that when you have little money you can do things that can touch many lives,” he said while informing the residents that the bridge will be meshed to make it safer for children.

The Minister stressed that the situation where the residents had to cross a river to get into the community was not safe, and was particularly inconvenient during the rainy season.

“Today we do not have to do that anymore, we can walk on the bridge…we can do things when we put hands and hearts together,” he said.