Port Clyde Bridge to Open in July

October 22, 2019

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first_imgWeather permitting, the Port Clyde Bridge, Shelburne County, will open to traffic by the long weekend in July. “The bridge site is very exposed to the elements,” said Roger Larkin, western district director, Department of Transportation and Public Works. “Earlier this spring, wind prevented workers from using the cranes and rain prevented them from welding.” Work on new supports for the bridge is nearly done. The deck structure was built at the Dartmouth site of Saltech Atlantic Ltd. It was then transported to Port Clyde and is now in place. Remaining work includes the approaches, guardrails and painting. Some of this work may continue after the bridge opens. The Port Clyde Bridge will be the first of its kind in the province. The 90-metre, state-of-the-art, single-span bridge has a fibreglass-wrapped deck, designed to provide more protection against road salt and weather.last_img read more


MR insists no rift with brothers as top three get on one

October 8, 2019

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He also said that he was glad that Gotabaya Rajapaksa accepted the invitation to attend the event. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today insisted that there was no rift between him and his brothers as the three top Rajapaksas got on one stage.Rajapaksa was speaking at an event held at the headquarters of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) which was attended by former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Mahinda Rajapaksa said that there was clear unity among his brothers to take forward the ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’ policies. He said that the joint opposition showed what it can do at the last local council elections in February and was not preparing to face its second innings. (Colombo Gazette) read more