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The Adomi Bridge, which connects Atimpoku in the Eastern Region and Juapong in the Volta Region, is the shortest link between the two regions.

 

Stretching across a section of the Volta River, the 339.9 metre (805 feet) new-look two hinged arch suspension steel bridge will accommodate increased traffic across the river and improve socio-economic activities between the western and eastern blocs of the country and beyond.

 

Financed with a 12.9 million euro facility from the Bank of Austria, the rehabilitation works, the first in the history of the 58 – year – old infrastructure, included the provision of a new bridge deck, hanger cables and lighting.

 

The works were undertaken by Messrs Bilfinger MCE GmBH of Austria.

 

President John Dramani Mahama inaugurated the rehabilitated facility at a ceremony at Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region.

 

Hundreds of people, some having crossed the vast river by boat and canoes from the Volta Region purposely to witness the event, burst into jubilation as the President officially reopened the structure and drove along it.

 

Long line of waiting vehicles from the opposite ends then rolled onto the bridge, cutting the long distances they would have made by various distances.

 

Source: Daily Graphic