MARIGOT–Following costly emergency repairs to the Sandy Ground Bridge in 2017 and 2019, the Collectivité is moving ahead to finance a complete rehabilitation of the structure at a cost of 1.6 million euros. In order to carry out this work, authorities are obliged to immobilize the bridge during several periods of work.
The first phase begins on Monday, September 9, and involves renovating or replacing electrical and hydraulic installations. This work is expected to end on Sunday, September 15. During this work period access for large vessels will be prohibited through the channel into the Simpson Bay Lagoon and vice versa, but are invited to use the Dutch-side bridge for exit and entry.
The bridge will be reopened to maritime traffic on Monday, December 16. A second phase of work will take place in the second quarter of 2020. In total, six months of work in several phases will be required as part of this public contract.
The Collectivité would like to apologize for this inconvenience and thanks users for their understanding. President Daniel Gibbs expressed his wish that this work be carried out once and for all to ensure the bridge operates normally in the future.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/90575-sandy-ground-bridge-repairs-to-resume-on-september-9