The deteriorated Apremdo Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, 1st November 2020 to allow for repair works to be carried out on the bridge.
The bridge has had some of the metal slabs fallen off and has made plying on it very discomforting for both motorist and other road users.
This has spontaneously resulted in a public out carry on a number of radio stations in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, criticizing authorities in the region for not being proactive to ensure the bridge is repaired.
However, deep throat sources on the corridors of the Western Region Minister on Tuesday October, 27 2020, revealed to Takoradi based Skyy Power FM that the Apremdo bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, 1st November, at 8am for Sailer Metal Works to undertake some repair works on it.
It will be recalled that last year, Sailer Metal Works, a local fabrication company based in Apowa in the Ahanta West Municipality, repaired portions of the same bridge with the support of the Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere-Darko Mensah and some benevolent patriots.
It was thought that the Bridge Maintenance Unit (BMU) of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) would have done comprehensive repair works on the bridge after Sailer’s effort, but that was only to remain a wish – as nothing has been done on it ever since. The bridge has, thus, deteriorated again.