The Ashalaja bridge, leading over the Densu river has collapsed in the Ga West Municipal area on Tuesday July 6. A tipper truck loaded with chippings fell into the river. The Driver of the tipper truck is missing.
Residents are cut off from surrounding towns, unable to go to school and work this morning.
The bridge, was jointly constructed in 1997 by the governments of Ghana and Spain under first Ghana-Spain Protocol at a cost of GHCl.5 million.
A resident of the area Clifford Bansah says, ‘Prior to 2012 election, the concrete bridge was under construction, the bridge subsequently collapsed, which stalled the project. They managed to repair it. And now the project has been abandoned. The same issue has come up again, this time one person has died. We need help urgently. I spent 2 hours navigating an alternative route, a journey that should take 15mins.‘The road was mentioned under the Kasoa interchange project.
The last time the bridge was rehabilitated, was in January 2009
Residents are appealing to the Department of Feeder Roads and the DCE of the area , Hon. Sam Atukwei Quaye for assistance.