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REHABILITATED ADOMI BRIDGE OPENED TO TRAFFIC
Fri. 22nd Jan. 2016
REHABILITATED ADOMI BRIDGE

Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama officially opened the rehabilitated Adomi Bridge to traffic on the 20th of December, 2015 at a short ceremony at Atimpoku in the Eastern region. The rehabilitation works was done at a cost of twelve point nine (12.9) million euros from the Austrian government.

The Ministry of Roads And Highways closed the bridge on 10th March, 2014 to make way for repair works on the only bridge linking the Volta and Eastern Regions as well other parts of the country.

The famous bridge spanning the Volta River at Atimpoku was designed and built between 1955 to 1956 to ease the burden of travellers. The designing of the bridge was done by two firms; Sir William Halcrow and partners and Freeman Fox and partners and built by Dorman Long and William Brown, of the Engineers Fox and Partners.

The Adomi Bridge, plaque was unveiled by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the then Prime Minister of the Gold Coast on the 25th January, 1957 to commemorate the opening of the bridge by His Excellency Sir Charles Noble Arden- Clark Governor of the Gold Coast.

The bridge has provided immense services to the people of Ghana. According to the Ghana Highways Authority, one hundred and twenty thousand (120,000) workers, traders and tourists cross the Volta River use the bridge on a daily basis. These people are from all walks of life especially within the eastern and northern corridors of Ghana. In terms of vehicles, it is estimated that on the average, over three thousand (3,000) vehicles of all sizes cross the bridge daily. Residents received the re-opening with so much excitement as traveling will become less stressful.

Ministry of Roads and Highways
 
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