Photos: Work On Somerset Bridge Completed

May 25, 2017

Work on the Somerset Bridge — the smallest draw bridge in the world — was recently completed, after an inspection revealed some safety issues on the walkway and on the railing on the north side of the bridge.

A Public Works Ministry spokesperson said, “The original work planned for Somerset Bridge was established after an inspection revealed some safety issues on the walkway and on the railing on the north side of the bridge. Work was carried out to rebuild those elements and make the bridge safe.

“While carrying out this work, crews from the Department of Works and Engineering were able to see fully what was underneath the walkway which revealed that the bridge was in far worse condition than was originally suspected.

“Therefore the decision was made to change all the beams and all components of the pedestrian bridge, which has resulted, essentially, a brand new pedestrian bridge.

“Work on the bridge was completed last week.”

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  1. Jus' Sayin' says:

    It’s a shame that either BTC or ONE have been allowed to string a cable across the waterway. It also causes a hazard, as the point of the drawbridge is to allow a sailboat mast to pass between the two bridge sections. With the cable there, it makes it impossible if the mast is more than about 18-20′. Everyone else has had to underground their wiring across this channel. Looks ugly in photos too!

  2. Janice says:

    Well done OBA

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    The amount of work that W&E has completed in the past year or so is staggering. Who is the Minister in charge of all this activity? How has he managed to get so much work done out of the management & supervisors at W&E? Further, why were previous Ministers not able to get the work done all those years that roads & buildings were deteriorating?

    Was all this done by W&E people or was it farmed out to private contractors?