Guyana: Ministry of Public Works announces closure of Demerara Harbour Bridge
Guyana: Ministry of Public Works announces closure of Demerara Harbour Bridge

Guyana: The Ministry of Public Works of Guyana recently shared an update about the closure of the Demerara Harbour Bridge from October 08, 2022.

The ministry informed that the Demerara Harbour Bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic; this is due to the bridge experiencing structural damages when a fuel tanker crashed into the bridge in the wee hours of Saturday.

For now, there is no indication as to when the bridge will reopen to vehicular traffic; however, even as our Technical Team is still conducting damage assessments, repair works have already started.

The Management of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) apologises to the travelling public for this inconvenience and urges persons to use alternative routes.

The possibility of using barges to ferry vehicles between Georgetown and the West Bank Demerara is currently being explored, and advice will be given on the ground. For persons who must travel this route, the public is asked to utilise the water taxis.

As for those needing to use the East Bank Highway beyond the Princess Hotel, the general public is urged to use the Mandela/ Eccles Road Links to avoid the current congestion at the DHB.

The ministry has assured that the workers will work tirelessly and the rehabilitation work will be completed within a short span of time.