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CRSG Completing Orugu Bridge

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CRSG Completing Orugu Bridge

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Coordinator of the Company, a Chinese National, Mr. Shaw described the bridge as an important part of the Wellington/ Masiaka highway project. The appearance and positive reactions of on-lookers and commuters, he noted were manifestations of not only their support and trust in CRSG, but also revealed their desire to witness the opening of the bridge to traffic.  He said the total length of the bridge is 149. 34m and width, 10.5m. The distance to the existing bridge is 0.1m, adding that it has a total of 9 Span and each single Span is composed of 8 ordinary reinforced concrete hollow slab beams. During the designing and construction process, he said, they worked in close collaboration with the Sierra Leone Roads Authority and other departments, pointing out that the work was fully carried out in accordance with the permitted construction technical specifications and construction technology with regard for a safe and sound ecological environment.  In compliance with the company’s safety rules, Mr. Shaw averred his company has put in place emergency plan to ensure the lifting process is done safely and smoothly and that all workers and operators on the site are supplied with protective equipment. Giving a brief historical sketch of the project, the Company Coordinator said construction work on The Orugu Bridge which serves as an essential transportation hub to Freetown, started in November 1, 2016 and is expected to be opened by the end of January, 2018. Mr. Shaw assured that having completed; the new bridge will not only improve road safety, efficiency, reduce traffic jam, but will also serve as beautiful scenery leading to Freetown.

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