The bridge connecting Twifo Praso and Cape Coast, which collapsed on Saturday, is now being repaired. According to Cecil Obodai Wentum, the Ghana Highways Authority’s Head of Public Relations, following heavy rainfall in the area, the Twifo Praso to Cape Coast Road was closed, with portions of the stretch falling in.
The Surowi river had overflowed its banks, causing the 22-meter bridge to collapse. Parts of the bridge between Twifo Praso and Cape Coast crumbled as a result of the severe rains, according to some residents who live along the route.
Mr. Wentum told Citi News that engineers had been dispatched to the region to repair the bridge. “The only issue or difficulty was that there was the need for us to wait for the water to recede so that the contractor would start work,” Mr. Wentum noted.
Since then, filling of the vacuum has started, and, he said, “the contractor has collected enough boulders and is using it to fill the portions that have been cut off.” A temporary bypass has also been created for cut-off communities following the flooding and collapse of the bridge