Hundreds stranded as sand truck breaks down on DHB

first_imgHundreds of commuters using the Demerara Harbour Bridge were on Tuesday morning left stranded for hours after a sand truck lost its axel while crossing the facility. The traffic moved at a snail’s pace while crossing the bridge from both ends. In addition, there was traffic congestion along the East Bank and West Bank corridors. Up to 10:30h, the situation was marred with confusion and frustration on the faces of commuters who had to reach their work places at a scheduled time.Based on reports received, the truck started to experience mechanical problems while on the bridge and eventually broke down at Span 6.When contacted, Maintenance Manager of the Harbour Bridge, Christopher Grannum confirmed that it was indeed a truck that was broken down and although they attempted to tow it to the other side of the bridge, it was almost impossible due to the fact the axel was broken.Nevertheless, after some time, the traffic flowed and the situation was under control.This is not the first time commuters were left stranded while crossing the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Only recently, a car reportedly veered off the bridge and landed on a pontoon thus causing massive traffic back up on both sides.In the past, vehicles were towed after they encountered mechanical issues while crossing the aged bridge.last_img

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