Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku
|Carries||2 lanes of vehicular traffice|
|Locale||Atimpoku, Eastern Region, Ghana|
|Official name||Adomi Bridge|
|Total length||334 m (1,096 ft)|
Route to the bridge
The Adomi bridge is located in Atimpoku in the Eastern Region of Ghana which is located along the Volta River. It is accessible from any part of Ghana. A trip from the north of Ghana and one will have to go through the eastern corridor and finally use the Adomi Bridge. Accra the capital of Ghana is about 130 kilometres from Atimpoku and Tema is also 100 kilometres away.
- 2008 : Some serious cracks on the structure's traverse beams were discovered. Following these findings, the Government of Ghana imposed a load limit on the bridge in an attempt to slow down the rate of damage. The cracked girders were locally strengthened by the installation of additional steel plates at the affected areas. The continued use of the bridge by overloaded trucks however, further compromised its safety and stability.
- 2009 : More cracks developed, mainly around the same area as the earlier ones were discovered; this necessitated major rehabilitation works on the suspension bridge.
- 2014 : The bridge has been closed to traffic on 10 March 2014 till 2016 for repair works.
- 2015 : Newly refurbished bridge opened to traffic in December 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Adomi Bridge.|
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- "Routes to Adomi Bridge". dearghana.com. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Photographs of the Adomi Bridge, April 2016". Independent Travellers. independent-travellers.com. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
- "Adomi bridge to be closed down Monday". myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- "Mahama gets first ride on 'new' Adomi bridge". Retrieved 4 February 2018.
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