Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Patchwork Bridge


A bridge on the only road that links our center to the Highlands Highway collapsed last week.  The Highlands Highway is the artery that carries the “life blood” of PNG from the coast through the Highlands.

The PNG Department of Works has been planning a new bridge for quite a while but it is progressing very slowly.  In the photo on the left you can see the current state of the bridge with its make-shift patches.

Fortunately, the Department of Works and our own construction and auto shop teams came up with a temporary fix that involved replacing three broken I-beams with some second-hand 200S_634767396765296797Brokenbeams.  You can just see the broken beams on the underside of the bridge in the photo on the right.  Praise God, after two days of hard work, the bridge is now passable for light weight vehicles.

Please pray that the new bridge would be completed soon.  Until then, it is difficult to get supplies like fuel and groceries to our center since the bridge is not safe for large trucks.

Photos by: B&S Frey


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