Officials of Ghana Highway Authority inspect Adomi Bridge after Atinka FM exposé



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Officials of the Ghana High Way Authority has inspected the Adomi Bride after checks by Atinka FM’s Journalist, Barima Saakwa, revealed that thieves have  been stealing bolts and nuts of the two-hinged steel arch bridge, posing massive danger to passengers and motorists.   

Atinkaonline.com can confirm that a team of experts and engineers from the Ghana Highway Authority are currently at the Adomi bridge to assess level of damage and put measures in place to rectify the damages as soon as possible.

Speaking to Atinka FM’s Barimah Saakwa, the Director of Bridges at the Ghana Highways Authority, Engineer Yakubu Kuree confirmed that the inspection exercise was necessitated by the reportage on the Bridge by Atinka Media Village as well as formal complaints by some residents of Atimpoku.

The famous Adomi Bridge in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, has been under threats 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 last 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.  

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com