The construction of Guyana’s new Demerara River Bridge is progressing smoothly.
Works were 27% completed back in October.
By the end of 2024, Contractor – J.V. China Railway Construction Corporation (International) will hand over to Guyana a four-lane, high-span, cable-stay bridge structure with a 100-year lifespan.
The structure will connect at Nandy Park on the East Bank of Demerara and La Grange on the West Bank. It is expected to be a hybrid design at a length of 2.65 kilometres. It will be replacing the existing Demerara Harbour Bridge which has outlived its 40-year lifespan; a structure that has been marred by breakdowns and accidents over the years.
The new bridge will be instrumental in supporting the oil and gas sector in Guyana, as companies establish facilities on the West Bank and West Coast of Demerara, including the Gas-to-Energy project.
It is also expected to improve traffic jam woes which have plagued travel between Regions Three and Four for years.
See the progress here: