The detour bridge meant to be used as an alternative route to cross the Timbo River was washed away on Saturday night as a result of heavy rains, cutting off the major connection to the southeast.
On Monday February 18, 2019 Napoleon Davis of Jupiter Construction announced that the Ministry of Public Works had instructed his company to close the bridge to the public. The announcement comes even though a planned detour is not yet completed by the Ministry of Public Works.
Jupiter construction, the company responsible for the replacement of the 43-year-old Timbo River Bridge, has resumed work after a five-month hiatus.
The Timbo River Bridge that separates Grand Bassa and River Cess again became so badly damaged that it was again rendered too dangerous to cross.
The scheduled replacement of the 42-year-old Timbo River Bridge has been pushed back.
The government has finally begun the process of replacing the aging and damaged Timbo River Bridge.
Following 21 days of partial closure of the Timbo River Bridge, one of the logging companies in the county has finished an emergency repair that allows smaller vehicles to cross the bridge.
Senator Dallas Gueh of River Cess has assured the public that work will soon begin to repair the damaged Timbo River Bridge.