JIS News

The National Works Agency (NWA) is in the final stages of work to erect a single lane bailey bridge in the community of Cornwall Barracks in Eastern Portland. This is to replace the old structure, which collapsed recently due to heavy rains.
The collapse of the old bridge prevented vehicular access to the community which caused difficulties for residents.
Edgar Lewellyn, Major Projects Manager for the NWA, told JIS News that the $6.5 million project, which is being undertaken by Sean D. Construction Company, included the construction of gabion protective walls to prevent landslips and provide reinforcements.
Noting that the project began in early September, Mr. Lewellyn said the work was in its final stages with only the completion of the approaches to the bridge left to be done.
Collin Morrison, Communications Officer for the NWA’s North Eastern Region, informed that the project was part of the general infrastructural development programme being carried out in Portland, adding that other projects implemented in the parish included the erection of protective walls in the communities of Bangor Ridge, and Cascade, under the Critical Retaining Wall Programme.