New Vaisigano bridge under construction

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WORK IN PROGRESS: The Vaisigano Bridge. Photos: Government.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Vaisigano Bridge. Photos: Government.

From the ashes of the 65-year-old Vaisigano Bridge will be a  new and improved version.  Construction started in May.

The new $44million bridge funded by a grant from  Japan will be 75 metres long. It will be located 20 metres away from the current bridge. The road on the bridge will have two lanes, footpaths and street lighting as well as improvements to the roundabout at Matautu.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Vaisigano Bridge. Photos: Government.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Vaisigano Bridge. Photos: Government.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Vaisigano Bridge. Photos: Government.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Vaisigano Bridge. Photos: Government.

The new  Vaisigano Bridge will ensure the main arterial can withstand cyclones and other natural disasters, and allow large vehicles to pass, which is expected to strengthen the transportation capacity of the country.

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