St.John Bridge Turns Death Trap


Report surfacing from Kokoyah Statutory District says, the bridge linking Bong and Grand Bassa Counties is at the verge of collapse.

The St. John Bridge which is between the two Counties is currently sinking at the moment according to our Bong County Correspondent.
Inhabitants of Kokoyah and along the St. John Bridge are now living in fear due to the bad condition of the bridge.

According to our reporter, the damaged bridge has turned to a death trap for commuters’ traveling along that path connecting Bong and Grand Bassa Counties.

A few years back, some citizens of the District lost their lives as the result of the damage Bridge.
Amid several appeals from Kokoyah District local government officials about the damage St. John Bridge, lawmakers including the central government are yet to intervene the situation.

Our correspondent said Kokoyah sub- District Commissioner Mary Kwenah is also appealing to the national government through the authorities of Bong and Bassa to reconstruct the St. John Bridge in that region.

Our Bong County correspondent quoted authorities and residents of the area as saying the Apha Logging and other Companies are responsible for damaging the bridge, on grounds that they are always using heavy-duty vehicles for the transportation of their products to the port of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County.

Citizens of the District are threatening to take immediate action against those companies that allegedly refusing to refurbish the viaduct in that part of the Country.

Residents of Kokoyah Statutory District headed by the District Commissioner Mary Kwenah at the same time used the medium to call on Bong County Senator Henry Willie Yallah and members of the Bong Legislative Caucus to pressurized ALPA logging and Mining Companies to recondition the damaged bridge.

According to our Bong County Correspondent, passengers crossing the harmful bridge sometimes disembark from their vehicles and motorbikes in order to cross the bridge safely.

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