Drivers and passengers in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region have appealed to government and the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways to as a matter of urgency, repair the steel bridge over River Oda at Anwiankwanta on the Kumasi-Obuasi road, before it causes any fatality.
According to investigations conducted by Abusua Dawuro’s Osei Kwadwo, the bridge has not seen any maintenance since it was constructed in 1960 by an Australian Construction Company.
The drivers speaking to Osei Kwadwo said unless steps are taken to repair the damaged caused by erosion and weak structures, danger was imminent.
‘We are appealing to authorities to come to our aid by repairing the collapsed steel bridge over River Oda and also construct Obuasi Road,’ they appealed.
However, the passengers also complained bitterly about the death trap of River Oda bridge which needs immediate repairs.