The Office of the President Infrastructural Initiative (OPII) and a French construction company EIFFAGE has ended a day visitation on the project site of the Freetown Lungi Bridge.
The visit was to conduct a visibility study on the proposed project site to identify the possible two abutment location and also to conduct an underwater survey that will determine the underwater futures and topography.
According to Presidential Adviser and Head of Infrastructural Affairs Office of the President Dr John Tambi the visit is in continuation of the construction of the bridge. He explained that the government is trying to construct a bridge that will last one hundred and twenty years as long as it’s been maintained.
He furthered that visit involve visibility and detailed designed as they will be going with the lead consultant which is EIFFAGE the construction company that constructed the biggest tour in France and it was designed for one hundred and twenty years.
The 7km long bridge will link the Lungi area to Freetown passing over the estuary of the Sierra Leone River and its estimated cost is Two Billion Dollars. The bridge will almost put an end to sea travels from Lungi to Freetown.