President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned the rehabilitated Adomi Bridge.
This means commuters will from Saturday be able to use the bridge on the Volta Lake.
The bridge was on March 14, 2014, closed to vehicular traffic to allow major rehabilitation to take place.
Speaking during the opening, Mahama said the bridge is “strong, it’s firm and it is will serve us for a very long time.”
He also noted that ferries which were transporting commuters across the Volta Lake will be decommissioned.
According to him this will remove “the bottle necks that you have had to cross the lake with ferries for almost one and a half years.”
The rehabilitation of the bridge is estimated to have cost the nation €13 million.
Adomi Bridge is a bridge located in Ghana in West Africa. It spans the Volta River that drains into the Gulf of Guinea, south of the Akosombo Dam.
It is a two-hinged steel arch bridge with a deck suspended by cables. It was designed in 1956 and completed in 1957 by William Brown, of the engineers Freeman Fox & Partners.
The Adomi Bridge is located in Atimpoku in the Eastern Region of Ghana which is located along the Volta River. It is accessible from any part of Ghana. A trip from the north of Ghana and one will have to go through the eastern corridor and finally use the Adomi Bridge. Accra the capital of Ghana is about 130 kilometres from Atimpoku and Tema is also 100 kilometres away.