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Bailey bridge to be erected at Thompson River

Work on the dual-lane Thompson River Bridge is set to start after the assembly and installation of a Bailey bridge on the Old Milford Road in Lambeau.

Speaking at Wednesday’s post-Executive Council media briefing at the Victor E Bruce Financial Complex in Scarborough, Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Secretary of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment Kwesi DesVignes said: “At present the team is preparing to install a Bailey bridge as we prepare a temporary detour adjacent to the existing bridge.

He said this was included in the project to ensure there was always an alternative route to the Claude Noel Highway.

"We know what happens if there is an accident or disruption on the highway: the Milford Road is a critical alternative route, and we have to ensure that we keep that road open for the use of the public. So once we have this alternative route in place, the demolition of the old bridge will commence and of course the construction would begin.”

The Thompson River Bridge is the second in the Milford Road bridges project, after the Lambeau River bridge, which was commissioned in June 2018.

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