Ghanaians "stealing" bolts and nuts on Adomi Bridge thereby weakening it

Ghanaians "stealing" bolts and nuts on Adomi Bridge thereby weakening it

The renovated Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku may soon become a death trap following the habit of people making away with bolts and nuts that have been used to brace the bridge.

In December of 2015, the bridge was reopened to the public after closure of over 22 months to allow for rehabilitation works.

The rehabilitation was estimated at a cost of over GHC 71 million, with funds secured from the Bank of Austria.

But reports that that 45 of the bolts and nuts have been stolen. This has therefore compromised the efficiency of the bridge and possibly risking the lives of commuters.

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What makes it possible for the culprits to steal the hardware of the bridge has been blamed on the non-availability of street lights on the Bridge.

This is especially surprising because the bridge was renovated with a full complement of street-lighting.

The District Chief Executive (DCE), Samuel Kwame Agyekum, said all efforts to get the Ghana Highways Authorities to rectify the situation have proven futile.

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The Adomi Bridge situation is only part of a poor maintenance in Ghana. The problem means that authorities and the public alike, feel no urgency to salvage the common good.

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Source: Yen

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