Brass—The lawmaker representing Brass Constituency I in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Dr. Daniel Charles has embarked on the rehabilitation of a dilapidated link bridge in Twon Brass.
Mangrovepen.ng gathered that the metal bridge which connects two communities—Shidi Ama-ama and Kemmer-Ama—in Twon Brass Kingdom has been in a bad state for a long time.
The lawmaker in a statement on Thursday said the rehabilitation of the bridge has become necessary to avert imminent catastrophe waiting to happen, given the bad state of the bridge.
He disclosed that the project also got support from the Bayelsa State governor Senator Douye Diri.
“To avert this impending hazard, we have decided to take urgent precautionary steps by embarking on an extensive rehabilitation of the dilapidated bridge, having gotten the needed support of the state government led by His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri.
“All member parts of the 100m bridge are to be replaced by new, stronger materials as recommended by the lead engineer except the cylindrical piers underneath which were confirmed by him to be firm.”
The lawmaker said the reparation of the road would be of utmost importance to residents of Twon Brass as well as visitors in respect of safety when plying the bridge.
He further noted that he will continue to do all that is necessary to improve the living standard of his constituents.
The statement further read, “The reparation of this damaged metal bridge will most importantly ensure the safety of Twon Brass residents and visitors.
“It will also enhance the free movement of people as well as boost the local economy.
“God willing, we shall continue to use our office to do whatever is necessary to provide the needed facilities that will improve the living conditions of our people—who gave us the mandate to represent them.”