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Link-bridge collapses in Enugu

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
07 October 2015   |   2:47 am
A HANGING bridge at Ikem in Isi-Uzo Local Council of Enugu State collapsed yesterday.
The collapsed bridge

The collapsed bridge

A HANGING bridge at Ikem in Isi-Uzo Local Council of Enugu State collapsed yesterday.

Although no life was lost, but the bridge which connects five communities, other local councils as well as Ebonyi and Benue States has cut off the commuters motorists and other road users.

The collapse of the bridge has paralyzed the vehicular movement in and out of the town, causing serious hardship to the people of the area and other road users.

Eyewitness told reporters that the bridge constructed in the 70’s collapsed yesterday when a tanker that went to supply diesel to the generating set powering one of telecommunication masts in the place was trying to cross it.

He noted that vehicles and motorcycles now stop people at the two edges of the bridge to enable the passengers cross the river with their legs where they will rejoin another vehicle to continue their journey.

A resident of Ikem, Mr. Toochukwu Ngwu, called on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi to do something immediately to reduce the suffering of the people whom he said have been completely cut off from their brothers living on the other side of the town.