New Thuchila bridge ready by August: Old bridge repaired, open for use

Officials from Roads Authority say the new Thuchila bridge on Midima road will be ready by August.

Thuchila bridge repaired

Spokesperson for the authority Portia Kajanga said the contractors, Fargo, have assured the Roads Authority that the new bridge will be ready for use in time as per their agreement with the government.

“The old bridge has outlived its life span, this is why we are constructing the new bridge,” said Kajanga.

The debate on the new Thuchila bridge has been ignited after the old bridge caught fire and motorists could not use it for some days.

The bridge has is now open as engineers worked on the bridge all night long.

Police say they are still investigating the cause of the fire although some people say it might have been caused by a mentally changed person who sleeps under the bridge and used fire to warm himself at night in this cold season.

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3 years ago

Chifukwa ndi ku lomweland ndiye anthu working day and night. Other regions have similar problems but nobody sees them

3 years ago

Does this look like a new bridge or renovated bridge. And by the way how much has Road Authority paid out for this bridge. You will here that it’s in Billions of kwachas for sure. It’s a bridge_GATE another sibling to the so popular cashgate. Why can’t you construct a brand-new bridge altogether. How many times have the government been renovating this bridge in the name of new bridge construction. Malawi Malawi when are you going to be proactive and do the right thing once and for all. Who are you trying to rob here, your own home your own… Read more »

3 years ago

So the old bridge caught fire and the new bridge yamatabwaso chances are it will caught fire again wamisala uja akabwelaso

3 years ago

The new bridge must have 2 lanes, unlike the old one.
Vehicles should not have to wait and give right of way to oncoming traffic, in this age and on a major road like Midima.
And good job by the Roads Authority and Fargo contractors. So far.
NB. This is a major business road to and from the twin cities of Limbe and Blantyre.

3 years ago
Reply to  Mwe'ene

Bridge yace yamatabwayi? Koma ku Malawi! Next thing we hear someone is going to open the bridge! kkkkkk

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