Adomi Bridge under threat as thieves steal ‘bolts and nuts’ [Photos] 

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The famous Adomi Bridge in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, is under threat by the activities of some unscrupulous and greedy persons.

 In recent times, unidentified persons suspected to be unscrupulous scrap dealers, have been removing bolts and nuts of the two-hinged steel arch bridge, posing massive danger to passengers and motorists.   

The facility, which was designed in 1956 and completed in 1957, has undergone several renovations and it is likely to be shut down for maintenance if measures are not put in place to halt the stealing of its vital parts.

The stealing of the nuts, bolts and other parts have weakened the fences of the bridge, making them dangerous to lean on them for comfort.

The Atinka News team which visited the site on Monday, also noticed that many of the lights on the bridge are not functioning, making visibility quite poor as far as motorists and passengers are concerned. 

Only two of the 28 lights, which were installed on the bridge during one of its renovation in 2014, are functioning.

The frightening development has alarmed some residents who are appealing to the state agencies concerned to attend to the situation.  

The Atinka News team met some NADMO officials who were on a mission to assess the extent of damage and to avert an impending disaster.  

Ghana | | Barimah Saakwa